US ship Carl Vinson equipped with nuclear weapons will come to India, four countries will take part in the exercise
The exercise will take place in the Bay of Bengal and will involve the four navies along with their major warships. During this, the navies will carry out wartime activities. During this, many methods of attack and defense will be tried.
This time the nuclear-armed American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson will also participate in the second phase of the annual Malabar exercise to be hosted by the Indian Navy. This will be the first time that a US aircraft carrier will come to this naval exercise. The members of the Quad - India, the US, Australia, and Japan - will participate in this three-day exercise to be held from October 12 to 15.
The exercise will take place in the Bay of Bengal and will involve the four navies along with their major warships. During this, the navies will carry out wartime activities. During this, many methods of attack and defense will be tried. The Indian Navy will take part in this exercise from its frontline warships INS Rannvijay, INS Satpura, and a fleet of submarines. In addition, P8 maritime surveillance aircraft will also take part in the exercise.
The USS Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, along with the guided-missile cruisers USS Lake Champlain and USS Stockdale, will also participate in the exercise. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which joined the US Navy in 1983, has participated in several military operations. These include Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Japan's Navy will send its helicopter carrier battleship JS Kaga and destroyer JS Murasem to the exercise. While the Australian Navy warships HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Sirius will take part in this exercise.
Indian Navy spokesman Commander Vivek Madhwal has said that in this exercise, combat skills will be demonstrated using state-of-the-art defense equipment.
Indian Navy to continue using conventional submarines
On the other hand, the Indian Navy will continue to use nuclear-powered and diesel-electric-powered conventional submarines. The navies of Russia and China are doing the same. The Indian Navy has expressed the need for 24 new submarines. Of these, six Kalvari-class submarines are under construction, while the proposal for the construction of six nuclear submarines is pending with the Cabinet Committee on Defense Affairs of the Union Government.