In this exercise, 4 thousand sailors along with 10 warships were involved.
10 ships, two submarines, about 20 aircraft and about 4,000 sailors are participating in this joint exercise. Admiral Sir Tony Radaki of the British Navy Royal Navy said that this is a month when the Royal Navy and the Indian Navy will jointly conduct joint exercises in the two oceans. It will start in the Indian Ocean. After the summer, the navies of both the countries will also conduct a joint exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. This joint exercise is a testimony to the strength, energy and importance of the growing ties between our navies. An Indian Navy ship will also take part in an exercise off the coast of Britain in August. Significantly, this joint exercise is an important part of the growing partnership and cooperation in the defense sector between India and Britain from a strategic point of view.
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These warships showed power from India’s side
The Indian Navy said that INS Satpura, Ranvir, Jyoti, Kavaratti, Kulish joined this warship. Apart from these, a submarine also actively participated in the exercise. In this, the P8I, a long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft capable of anti-submarine warfare, also participated from the Indian side. In this exercise, the F-35B Lightning fighter aircraft displayed its might by taking off from the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The interoperability achieved over the years has ensured a huge jump in the complexity and magnitude of professional exchanges, which is further enhanced by the presence of the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group in the Indian Ocean.
These war weapons are deployed on British aircraft carriers
The Striker group consists of two squadrons of F-35B Lightning fighter jets, numbering 36. This fighter aircraft is equipped with stealth technology. It is counted among the deadliest fighter planes in the world. Apart from this, 14 helicopters are also deployed to locate enemy submarines in the sea. It also includes Heavy Transport Helicopter Chinook, Attack Helicopter Apache. The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier can carry more than 65 aircraft at a time. It has a total of nine decks below the flight deck. In which fighter aircraft, helicopters and other weapons are kept. There are two lifts in the aircraft carrier to bring these ships to the flight deck.
British aircraft carrier did not come alone
The aircraft carrier’s strike group consists of two Type 45 class destroyers, two Type 23 figs, two tankers and a fleet of helicopters. It is believed that due to its maneuvers near China, the tension between the two countries may deepen. At the same time, there is a discussion that Australia and Canada can also be invited in this exercise. China’s relations with these two countries are also at a low level. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb said the deployment of this strike group marks the beginning of a new era of defense ties with India and allies in the Indo-Pacific. Britain said the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth represents the country’s commitment to deeper diplomatic, economic and security ties with India and in the Indo-Pacific region.
Hi-tech radar is the biggest strength of this aircraft
Weighing 65 thousand tons, this aircraft carrier is 280 meters long. Despite being so heavy, this aircraft carrier can run at a speed of 59 kilometers per hour. HMS Queen Elizabeth can be manned by 1,600 sailors, including 250 commandos. It is fitted with BE’s S1850M Long Range Radar, which can detect enemy ships from a distance of 400 km. It is fitted with the Type 997 Artisan radar for medium range, which can track 900 targets at a time up to a distance of 200 km. Not only this, this 3D radar can also detect targets the size of a bird or tennis ball flying at a speed of 3 Mach.
China set to be irritated by British aircraft carrier
The tension between Britain and China is the most over Hong Kong. Hong Kong was formerly a British colony. Later Britain handed it over to China for a fixed time with conditions. In violation of these conditions, China forcibly put all the laws of China on Hong Kong. In response to which Britain has announced to give citizenship of its country to the residents from here as well. Apart from this, tensions between Britain and China are also at its peak over issues such as suppression of human rights of Uighurs, bullying in the South China Sea, attempts to annex Taiwan.