Exercise Konkan Shakti

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    • The UK and India will launch their biggest joint military exercise, Konkan Shakti, with the re-entry of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) into the western Indian Ocean waters.
      • Konkan Shakti is the first triservice exercise between the two nations. 
      • Another army exercise with the UK, Ajeya Warrior is ongoing in Uttarakhand.

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    • In the exercise, there will be the re-entry of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) into western Indian Ocean waters.
    • The CSG, along with HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been on deployment in the Indo-Pacific waters for all summer.
    • Military of the UK engaged with their counterparts in Singapore and Bangladesh. They also did a “non-provocative deployment” in the South China Sea.
    • Deployment of CSG is significant for the UK as it is the biggest deployment after the end of the Cold War.

    Source: TH