India & US conducts Passage Exercise in Indian Ocean

Indian Navy has conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX), a high-end joint naval exercise with the US Navy in the Indian Ocean. The Passage Exercise has been designed to maximize training and interoperability, including air defense.

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PASSEX featured the participation of four Indian naval ships, including a stealth corvette which teamed up with USS Nimitz along with Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) in the Eastern Indian Ocean. Indian navy cited the PASSEX as an opportunity to improve interoperability on the high seas.

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