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The Indian Navy has marked its presence in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC 2024, with the arrival of its P-8I long-range patrol aircraft in Hawaii.

RIMPAC 2024 boasts an impressive assembly of 29 nations, showcasing combined maritime prowess with 40 surface ships, 3 submarines, and over 150 aircraft participating in the drills. This multinational exercise serves a crucial purpose in fostering cooperation and strengthening joint operational capabilities among the participating forces.

The Indian Navy’s P-8I, a powerful maritime patrol aircraft, will play a key role in these endeavors. This aircraft is known for its advanced capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, surveillance, and reconnaissance, making it a valuable asset in the multi-domain exercises planned for RIMPAC.

RIMPAC 2024 is a significant platform for the Indian Navy to showcase its technological advancements and commitment to maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The collaborative training and experience gained during the exercise will undoubtedly enhance the Navy’s ability to operate effectively alongside international partners.