Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Three-day Naval exercise between India and United Kingdom Navy perform naval exercise in the Bengal sea

Three-day Naval exercise between India and United Kingdom Navy perform the naval exercise in the Bengal sea.

Three-day Konkan exercise between United Kingdom and Indian Navy, which begin from 21st July 2021. We will see warships from both sides organizing a range of multi-ship, air, sea, and sub-surface maritime drills, as well as close-quarter drives.

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's biggest warship, and its strike task group organize complex maritime exercises with the Indian Navy in Bay of Bengal to enhance coordination and cooperation.

Britain has sent a 65,000-ton carrier and its task group to the Indian Ocean as part of the country's moves to increase its profile in the Indo-Pacific and to foster defense ties with nations across the region. The task group set to sail to the disputed South China Sea on the next leg of its deployment.

British high commission said in a statement.

"This allow both forces to advance their interoperability and cooperation ahead of further exercises when the carrier strike group returns to the Indian Ocean in the spring. The combined forces equal to 10 ships, two submarines, approximately 20 aircraft and almost 4,000 personnel,"

"The joint attempt provides actual security to our friends and credible determent to those who try to undercut global security. An Indian warship will also exercise with Royal Navy off the coast of the UK in August," the statement added.

Three day Naval exercise between India and United Kingdom Navy perform the naval exercise in the Bengal sea 1image by unsplash

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The exercise organizing when both the UK and India are bolstering the capabilities of their navies with aircraft carriers, and the UK carrier strike group is spearheading Britain's joint expeditionary capability.

HMS Queen Elizabeth armed with fifth-generation F-35B Lightning multi-role aircraft jointly operated by the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and US Marine Corps. The group includes:

  • Six Royal Navy ships and a submarine.
  • A US Navy destroyer.
  • A frigate from the Netherlands.
  • 32 aircraft.
  • It's operated by 3,700 sailors, aviators, and marines from the UK, US, and the Netherlands.

UK's First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin, said:

"This is a month will see Royal and Indian Navy join and work together in two oceans beginning with the Indian Ocean as UK carrier strike group reached for first of multiple UK-India events and exercises.

"Later this summer, both will participate in separate exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The deployment is proof of the strength, energy and significance of the growing relationship between our navies."

Vice admiral Ben Key, Britain's chief of joint operations, described the carrier strike group's deployment as a "symbol of Global Britain in action" that showcased the UK's commitment to India, the Indo-Pacific, and confronting threats to international order.

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