Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Monday, September 26, 2005

US and Indian Aircraft Carriers Operating Together

As part of an exercise, USS Nimitz and INS Viraat are operating together in the Indian Ocean as seen here. Photo caption:
Ships assigned to the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and the Indian aircraft carrier Viraat (R 22) underway in formation as part of exercise Malabar 2005. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability between the two navies while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. The at-sea exercise includes maritime interdiction, surface events, sub-surface, air events and personnel exchanges. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Shannon E. Renfroe
Nimitz and Viraat are in the center of the formation. Nimitz is on the left.

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