Indian Navy exercise with UK’s Royal Navy carrier strike group

Source: PIB

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The Indian Navy took part in a bilateral Passage Exercise(PASSEX) with the UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group(CSG)-21 in the Bay of Bengal.

Passage Exercise(PASSEX):
  • Passage Exercise will take place between the two navies to ensure that the navies are able to communicate and cooperate in times of war or humanitarian relief.
  • The Indian Navy had conducted similar passing exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force, French Navy, and US Navy among others.
India-UK PASSEX Exercise:
  • This is the maiden PASSEX exercise between the Indian Navy and the UK Royal Navy.
  • The exercise was designed to hone the two navies’ ability to operate together in the maritime domain.
Other Exercises between India and UK:
  • Exercise Indradhanush: It is a joint bilateral air exercise between India and the UK started in 2006.
  • Exercise Konkan: It is an annual maritime bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Britain.
  • Exercise Ajeya Warrior: It is a joint military exercise between India and the UK. It was held for the first time in 2013.
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