Indian Navy's P8I aircraft to participate in anti-submarine warfare exercise 'Sea Dragon 23'

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nti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise 'Sea Dragon 23'.

Indian Navy's long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I will participate in the third edition of the coordinated multilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise 'Sea Dragon 23'.

An overview of the news

  • The exercise, scheduled for March 15-30, hosted by the US Navy, will emphasize coordinated anti-submarine warfare among participating nations.

  • The exercise will have representation from P8A of the US Navy as well as P8I of the Indian Navy, P1 of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, CP 140 of the Royal Canadian Air Force and P3C of the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

  • The P8I aircraft of the Indian Navy arrived at Guam, US on 14 March. 

About Sea Dragon Exercise

  • It is an annual US-led multinational exercise.

  • It is designed to exercise and discuss anti-submarine warfare tactics to operate simultaneously in response to conventional and non-conventional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • It will strengthen cooperation and develop mutual understanding between the participating navies and air forces.

  • The objective of the exercise is to achieve a high degree of synergy and coordination between the friendly navies.

  • It reflects shared values and a commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific.

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