View: Indian MiG-29 Ks In Action In Stage 2 Of 4-Nation Malabar Exercise
2020 Malabar Exercise: The second phase of the marine workout began on Tuesday and lasted for four days
The second phase of the four-nation Malabar Workout – naval war games including India, the United States, Japan and Australia – saw Indian MiG-29 K and American F18 fighter jets perform simulated attacks and collaborated firing on a surface area target on Friday.
Dramatic visuals revealed the MiG-29 Ks removing and landing on board the airplane provider INS Vikramaditya; a close-up revealed a fighter jet touching down at high speed and successfully deploying its tail hook to complete its landing.
” MiG-29 Ks of the Indian Navy and F18 of the US Navy flew with Indian Navy maritime patrol airplane P-81 and US Navy AEW (Airborne Early Caution) aircraft, E2C Hawkeye in seamless coordination,” a statement from the Indian Navy stated.
#WATCH #Malabar2020 Phase 2. Some clips of high tempo of advance air operations with MiG 29 Ks from #Vikramaditya of #IndianNavy with the navies of???????????????????????? in #Arabian sea. #Maritime #NavalCooperation #IndoPacific @indiannavy @SpokespersonMoD @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/xHJyru9acS
— PRO Defence Mumbai (@DefPROMumbai) November 20, 2020
This is the last day of the second phase of these exercises. On Thursday fighter jet ops were conducted from the decks of both Vikramaditya and its American counterpart, the USS Nimitz.
The second phase of the 2020 Malabar Workout started Tuesday in the northern Arabian Sea with the participation of the Vikramaditya Carrier Fight Group and the Nimitz Provider Strike Group, in addition to other Indian, American, Australian and Japanese warships and submarines.
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) November 19, 2020
” These exercises (will) consist of cross-deck flying operations and advanced air defence workouts … advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare workouts, seamanship advancements and weapon shootings will likewise be carried out to even more boost inter-operability,” the Defence Ministry had actually stated.
The first stage, held in the Bay of Bengal November 3-6, focused on likewise advanced exercises.
This is the very first time in years that all 4 members of the alliance are participating. The drills are being deemed part of efforts to stabilize China’s military and financial reach in the Indo-Pacific. They likewise come as India is locked in a serious stand-off with China over the Ladakh border issue.
Last month China said it had “taken note” of the workouts (and Australia’s addition), underlining that military cooperation ought to be “favorable” to local peace and stability.
With input from ANI
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