WHY IN NEWS?
The Indian Navy took part in a bilateral Passage Exercise(PASSEX) with the UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group(CSG)-21 in the Bay of Bengal.
- Passage Exercise will take place between the two navies to ensure that the navies are able to communicate and cooperate in times of war or humanitarian relief.
- The Indian Navy had conducted similar passing exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force, French Navy, and US Navy among others.
India-UK PASSEX Exercise:
- This is the maiden PASSEX exercise between the Indian Navy and the UK Royal Navy.
- The exercise was designed to hone the two navies’ ability to operate together in the maritime domain