October 5, 2022

After IAF, now it is Indian Navy engaging with US Navy in Passage Exercise in IOR

New Delhi, After the announcement that Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate in operational engagements with United States Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Ronald Reagan, now it is Indian Navy which is scheduled to participate in a Passage Exercise with the USN’s CSG during its transit through Indian Ocean Region (IOR) on June 23 and 24.

Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Teg along with P-8I and MiG-29K aircraft are participating in the Exercise with US Navy Carrier Strike Group Ronald ReaganThe Indian Naval warships along with aircraft from Indian Navy and Indian Air Force will be engaged in joint multi-domain operations with the Carrier Strike Group comprising Nimitz class aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Halsey and Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh.

The two-day exercise aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation by demonstrating the ability to integrate and coordinate comprehensively in maritime operations. High tempo operations during the exercise include advanced air defence exercises, cross deck helicopter operations and anti-submarine exercises. The participating forces will endeavour to hone their war-fighting skills and enhance their interoperability as an integrated force to promote peace, security and stability in the maritime domain.

Indian Navy and US Navy regularly undertake a host of bilateral and multilateral exercises which underscore the shared values as partner navies, in ensuring commitment to an open, inclusive and a rule-based international order.

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