The two-day integrated bilateral exercise between India and US Forces in the Indian Ocean Region concluded on June 24, 2021. Indian Navy along with Indian Air Force participated with the US Navy Carrier Strike Group in the exercise.
Participation of the Indian Navy in the exercise included Guided Missile Stealth Destroyer Kochi, Guided Missile Frigates Teg, maritime air dominance fighter
MiG 29K, Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I, Seaking 42B and Kamov AEW helicopters. The IAF hardware included Jaguars & Su 30 MKI fighters, AWACS, AEW&C, and Air to Air Refueller aircraft.
The US Navy Carrier Strike Group was represented by the Nimitz class aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan with her integral maritime air element comprising F18 fighters, E2D AEW&C aircraft and MH60R ASW helicopters, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey and Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh.
Here are some pictures from India US bilateral exercise
- Indian Air Force IL-78 Tanker leading the Jaguar Formation over Indian Ocean
2. Formation flying of Indian Navy P8i Poseidon and Su 30 MKIs
3. IAF SU 30 MKI flying with Indian Navy P8i Poseidon and US F-18 Fighters
4. A Picture from SU 30 MKI Cockpit, In Frame: IAF SU 30 MKI
5. Formation flying of IAF Jaguars over INS Vikramaditya at INS Kadamba
6. IAF Tanker and Jaguar Maritime Strike Aircrafts at an airbase
7. Two Su 30 MKIs over Indian Ocean
8. US F-18 Super Hornet in formation with IAF Jaguar and SU 30 MKI over the Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan
9. Guided Missile Frigate INS Teg and Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan
10. Formation Flying lead by US F-18 Super Hornet with IAF Jaguars, Indian Navy MiG 29 KUB and SU 30 MKIs
11. Guided Missile Frigate INS Teg and the Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan along with a helicopter.
12. IAF C-17 Globemaster leading the formation of IAF SU 30 MKIs
13. IAF SU 30 MKI leading the formation of US F-18s and Jaguars
14. Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and a Naval Warship.
15. A US Naval Warship of Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan strike Group
16. Indian Navy MiG 29 K ready for take off
17. Indian Navy MiG 29 K up in the air
18. IAF Jaguars lined up