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    The Russian Naval Rescue Ship Igor Belousov docked Wednesday in Visakhapatanam as part of a senior Russian Navy delegation currently on a four-day visit to India’s Eastern Naval Command.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — The delegation is headed by Captain 1st Rank Maksim S Allikin. He is accompanied by Captain 3rd Rank Alexey Nekhodtsev, Commanding Officer of Igor Belousov. Both the officers called on Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, Flag Officer Submarines.

    ​The visit is largely aimed at exchanging experiences between personnel of the two navies who will take part in various professional, cultural, social and sporting events. The two sides will also participate in friendly football and volleyball matches. According to the itinerary, the visiting Russian naval delegation will tour places of interest in Visakhapatnam.

    ​Igor Belousov is part of the Russian Navy's Pacific Ocean Fleet search-and-rescue force and is used for search-and-rescue of crew in distressed surface vessels and submarines and for lifting underwater objects from the seabed. 

    The visiting Russian naval delegation will depart on August 6, 2016.


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