Russian navy hold firing drills at Sea of Japan

Reuters Tokyo, Japan Apr 24, 2018, 03.00 PM(IST)

Russian navy hold firing drills at Sea of Japan. Photograph:( Reuters )

Ships of Russian Pacific fleet took part in firing exercises at the Sea of Japan, the video released by Russian Defence Ministry on Monday (April 23) showed.

According to the ministry, the joint firing drill involved large antisubmarine ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov along with a guided missile cruiser Varyag.

A tactical task force also held an exercise simulating submarine-hunting which involved launching torpedoes and antisubmarine rockets.

The drills of the Russian Pacific fleet started on April 20. It involves up to 30 battle ships and service vessels as well as 20 navy jets and helicopters.