Skip to comments.Seventh Fleet to Conduct Exercise Malabar with Indian Navy
Posted on 04/04/2011 3:09:26 AM PDT by Sancho1984
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN | Naval personnel from India and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2011, April 3-10.
Malabar is a regularly scheduled bilateral naval field training exercise and has grown in scope and complexity over the years. Malabar 2011 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues.
The at-sea portions will be conducted in the western Pacific Ocean, east of the Luzon Strait and east of Okinawa. The location coincides with the Indian Navy's western Pacific deployment. The exercise is designed to advance U.S.-Indian military-to-military coordination and capacity to plan and execute tactical operations.
Events planned during the exercise include liaison officer professional exchanges and embarks; communications exercises; surface action group exercise operations; formation maneuvering; helicopter cross deck evolutions; underway replenishments; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; gunnery exercises; visit, board, search and seizure; maritime strike; air defense; screen exercise; and anti-submarine warfare.
U.S. Navy participants include USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Reuben James (FFG 57) and a nuclear powered attack submarine. Indian Navy participants include INS Dehli, INS Ranvijay, INS Ranvir, INS Jyoti and INS Kirch.
What? Is that third ship from the left warming up its tires before the restart?
Ooooops Thought you said mallomar!
I think the fellows on the bridge were having a party when someone from ops told them to straighten up and sail right for the photograph ....
The Indian Navy seems to be doing a lot of good stuff lately in the Somali Pirate patrols. Seems to me they are a solid Navy and a reliable maritime partner.
New helmsman, isn’t familiar with the steering response yet. ;-)
anti-sub zig-zag maneuver