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BAY OF BENGAL (Oct. 12, 2021) The U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), the Royal Australian Navy fleet replenishment vessel HMAS Sirius (O 266), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH 184), the Indian Navy Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay (D55), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and the JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Murasame (DD 101) transit the Bay of Bengal during MALABAR 2021, Oct. 12, 2021. MALABAR is a maritime exercise designed to improve integration, address common maritime security priorities and concerns, enhance interoperability and communication, and strengthen enduring relationships between the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, JMSDF, and U.S. maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Lindsey)

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