Units of the Indian and Russian navies are due to conduct war games in the Arabian Sea later this month. The Russian flotilla will include a nuclear-powered warship, a top defence official said on Sunday.
The Russian flotilla will include six warships and will be led by nuclear-powered missile cruiser "Pyotr Veliky" (Peter the Great), chief of general staff, Army-General Nikolai Makarov said.
"The joint Russia-India exercise 'Indra-2009' will be carried out in January end. From the Russian side six ships including Northern Fleet's nuclear powered heavy missile cruiser, will take part in the wargames," Makarov said.
"Pyotr Veliky," also known as a 'buster of aircraft carriers,' will be joined by the powerful anti-submarine squadron of the Russian Pacific Fleet for the joint Indo-Russian war games.