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BAY OF BENGAL - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday hosted 12 senior Indian Navy officers aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Oct. 14, during Exercise Malabar.
The visit to the aircraft carrier, which included Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Karambir Singh and Vice Adm. A.B. Singh, Commander in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, took place during the second phase of the exercise off the coast of India.
“This visit to Carl Vinson during Malabar was an important opportunity to see first-hand the integration between our two navies at-sea,” Gilday said. “By our navies continuing to exercise together, as we are doing right now alongside Japanese and Australian naval forces, there is no doubt our partnership will only continue to grow. Cooperation, when applied with naval power, promotes freedom and peace, and prevents coercion, intimidation and aggression.”
Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina, who also participated in the visit to Carl Vinson, expressed similar sentiments.