Indian Warships Conduct Naval Exercise with USS Nimitz, World’s Largest Aircraft Carrier

Published: July 21, 2020

World’s largest aircraft carrier USS Nimitz along with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett and USS Ralph Johnson took part in a naval exercise with the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean. This is part of the high-end exercises designed by both the Indian Navy and the US Navy to maximize training and interoperability.

PASSEX Exercise between the two navies saw the participation of four frontline warships of the Indian Navy. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is presently deployed to the Indian Ocean in order to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The exercise was conducted when the Nimitz Group was transiting through the Indian Ocean Region.

The same exercise has been conducted by the Indian Navy with Japan and France also in the recent past. In the recent past, the Indian Navy has also increased its surveillance mission and operational deployment in the Indian Ocean Region on the backdrop of the bitter standoff of the country with China in Eastern Ladakh.

PASSEX

A Passing Exercise is an exercise done between the navies of two countries to ensure that they are able to communicate and cooperate during the times of war and disasters. The most common drills during such exercise include flashing light drills, semaphore drills and flag hoist drills.

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