Combat formation of Russian warships and artillery fire near Azerbaijan

MOSCOW, (BM) – Tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh and a possible escalation of the conflict outside the front lines have forced Moscow to take action and launch a naval exercise in the Caspian Sea, learned citing Interfax.

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The Russian maneuvers began yesterday [October 16 – ed.] And according to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a series of artillery rocket fire will be held to emphasize the readiness of the Russian fleet in the region to protect its territorial waters. According to the spokesman of the Russian Ministry, these are precautionary measures that are aimed at conducting a control check of the readiness of the fleet and do not pose a threat to anyone.

According to the Russian military, the central part of the Caspian Sea will be the place where Moscow’s ships will conduct their inspection, training several combat formations and countermeasures, in retaliation. The exercise will involve at least six warships, seven planes and more than 400 soldiers. The exercise will pass through the deployment of missiles by both warships and Russian aircraft, with the main goal of coordinating defensive actions in autonomous mode.

The main idea of ​​the exercise, according to the Russian military, is to protect key sites of economic importance and counter possible terrorist organizations that would take the opportunity to cause chaos in the area. However, such an extraordinary exercise is a signal that Russian intelligence is likely to have similar information about illegal groups that may have been preparing similar terrorist acts on the territory of civilian economic structures.

The Russian Caspian flotilla is an integral part of the defense of the Southern Russian district and its main goal is to prevent terrorist acts through anti-terrorist military actions, protecting and ensuring the preservation of peace and trade relations between the countries in the region. According to official data from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the flotilla is made up of several warships, air forces and coastal troops.

Only a month ago this year, there was a joint exercise between Russia and Iran in which the same Russian navy acted with the Iranian navy in the process of developing and eliminating terrorist groups and preventing terrorist acts. This area of ​​the exercise [Caspian Sea – ed.] Was part of the large-scale Russian conviction Caucasus 2020.

India was supposed to participate in the Caucasus 2020 exercise but gave up because of the Kovid-19 pandemic

As we reported in late August this year, India will not take part in the Caucasus-2020 international exercises.According to a representative of the country’s Defense Ministry, the decision to refrain from sending to Russia was made in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. He wrote about this on Twitter. The Russian side received a notice of India’s refusal.

Earlier, the ANI agency, citing its sources in the country’s Ministry of Defense, reported that India does not exclude the option of refusing to participate in international exercises taking place in the Russian Federation in 2020.

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Representatives of five foreign states were to take part in the Caucasus-2020 exercises, as reported in the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the latest data, India is in third place in the world in terms of the number of cases after the United States and Brazil. The total number of people infected with covid-19 in the state has exceeded 3.4 million people.


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