Indian Navy showcase its maritime capabilities with a spectacular display of more than 35 aircraft in Arabian Sea
Indian Navy showcases maritime capabilities with spectacular display of multi-carrier operations & coordinated deployment of more than 35 aircraft in Arabian Sea
The Aircraft Carriers INS Vikramaditya and the INS Vikrant of Indian Navy today carried out an exercise and displayed multi-carrier operations by deploying more than 35 aircraft in the Arabian Sea.
In a statement, the Ministry of Defence said that this demonstration of naval prowess underscores India’s commitment to safeguarding its national interests, maintaining regional stability, and fostering cooperative partnerships in the maritime domain.
The naval exercise included diverse fleet of ships, submarines and aircraft, including the MiG-29K fighter jets, showcasing India’s technological expertise in the maritime domain.
The Ministry said It also marks a significant milestone in Indian Navy’s pursuit of enhancing maritime security and power-projection in the Indian Ocean, and beyond.
It said INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant, centre-pieces of the exercise, serve as ‘floating sovereign airfields’ providing a launch platform for a wide array of aircraft, including MiG-29K fighter jets, MH60R, Kamov, Sea King, Chetak and ALH helicopters.
The Ministry further said the successful demonstration of two-carrier battle group operations serves as a powerful testament to the pivotal role of sea-based air power in maintaining maritime superiority.