Exercise Sea Dragon


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    • Indian Navy is participating in SEA DRAGON 23 exercise in waters off Guam, USA which has been scheduled from 15-30 March 23.


    • It is a biennial coordinated multilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise for long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft. 
    • The exercise is hosted by the United States Navy, and it involves the participation of other friendly navies from Japan, Canada, South Korea, and India. 
    • It aims to achieve high levels of synergy and coordination between the participating countries based on their shared values and commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific


    • The Exercise would witness representation by an Indian Navy P8I aircraft along with other countries’ aircrafts.
    • This exercise will test the capabilities of participating aircraft in tracking simulated and live underwater targets, whilst also sharing mutual expertise.

    About P8I Aircraft

    • The P8I aircraft is a long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft equipped with advanced sensors, radars, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. 
    • The aircraft is designed to detect, track, and engage enemy submarines and other maritime threats. 
    • This is the third edition of the coordinated multi-lateral ASW exercise for Long Range MR ASW aircraft.
    • It was held for the first time in 2015.

    Other Exercises between India and USA

    • Exercise Malabar: Malabar series of exercises began in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between the navies of India and US and gained further prominence with the joining of the navies of Australia and Japan.
    • VAJRA PRAHAR: Special Forces Exercise
    • Yudh Abhyas: Military Training Exercise

    Source: PIB