British aircraft carrier strike force enters Indian Ocean for joint military exercises
The British aircraft carrier strike force led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed in the Indian Ocean sector and will conduct a war game with the Indian Navy later this month in light of military ties bilateral increasing.
This is the first operational deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the warship has a fleet of more than 30 planes, two submarines and more than 4,500 members of the Indian and Royal Navy will practice July 22-23. .
Indian military officials have said that a list of several exercises will be administered as part of the war game set to take place around July 26.
The UK High Commission in India said the 2021 Carrier Strike Group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, had sailed in the Indian Ocean region. open and inclusive order within the Indo-Pacific ”, and also represents the UK’s commitment to deepen diplomatic, economic and security ties with India and the Indo-Pacific region, he added.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said: “By visiting 40 countries and dealing alongside our partners, the UK stands up for democratic values, seizes new business opportunities and tackles common threats we face together “.
As part of this effort, Britain has decided to permanently station two of its patrol vessels in the Indo-Pacific to ensure freedom of navigation and the rule of law at sea. The United Kingdom has joined a small group of countries such as the United States, Australia, Japan and France to delegate officials to the Gurgaon-based facility.