Indian Navy's P8I aircraft to participate in anti-submarine warfare 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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