Indian Navy Conduct PASSEX with UK navy in Bay of Bengal

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The Indian Navy took part in two days bilateral Passage Exercise ( PASSEX) with Royal Navy Carrier strike group (CSG -21)from July 21 to July 22 .

This exercise was designed to work together in maritine domain.

he maiden exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth included CSG-21, which included Type 23 Frigates and an Astute-class submarine in addition to the other surface combatants.

The Indian Navy was represented by INS Satpura, Ranvir, Jyoti, Kavaratti, Kulish, and a submarine. The exercise also included the P8I, a long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft capable of anti-submarine warfare.

The presence of the CSG-21 in the Indian Ocean has provided an excellent opportunity to engage in a variety of maritime operations, including ASW, anti-air, and anti-surface warfare.

The ongoing exercise has provided an excellent opportunity to engage in a wide range of maritime operations, including ASW, anti-air, and anti-surface warfare, due to the presence of the CSG-21 in the Indian Ocean.

The exercise also witnessed the maiden participation of the F-35B Lightning which operate from the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Source :- India Today