Moscow, July 22: Indian and Chinese naval ships will take part in the military maritime parade taking place in St. Petersburg on July 28. The parade will be held in celebration of the Russian Navy Day. Indian Frigate INS Tarkash and China's destroyer Xian will be participating in the celebrations. According to reports, over 40 ships will take part in the parade. INS Vikrant, Indigenous-Built Aircraft Carrier, 'Will Be Delivered to Indian Navy by 2021', Says Admiral Sunil Lanba.
Apart from naval ships, 40 aircraft and helicopters, as well as over 4,000 servicemen will also participate in the celebrations. Russian ships which will be part of the parade include the newest Project 22350 frigates Admiral Kasatonov and Admiral Gorshkov, Project 677 submarine Kronstadt, cruiser Marshal Ustinov and nuclear-powered submarine Smolensk, reported Russian News Agency TASS.
Aircraft which are taking part the parade are Su-33 and MiG-29K fighter jets and Su-30SM fighter. Anti-submarine warfare aircraft Tu-142 and Il-38N, and multipurpose amphibious aircraft Be-200 will be exhibited in the parade.
In April this year, two Indian battleships, including the biggest indigenously built stealth destroyer INS Kolkata, took part in the Chinese navy's fleet review. The fleet review was held to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy.