New Delhi: Indian Navy has undertaken carrier battle group (CBG) operations with more than 35 aircraft in Arabian Sea.
The Indian Navy said in a tweet that the operations demonstrated its formidable capability in ensuring sustained air ops across the vast maritime expanse. It also underscored the maritime force's commitment to safeguarding India's national interests.
It further said, the seamless operational integration of the two aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant as well as fleet ships & submarines is a powerful testament to the pivotal role of sea based air power & India's role as the preferred security partner in the Indian Ocean and beyond.
The CBG is designed to attack enemy ships while protecting one's own fleet units. Aircraft Carrier is the central entity of CBG, and is a means of projecting maritime power at sea and from the sea.
CBG is a self-contained and composite force capable of undertaking an entire range of tasks that no other platform/shore-based aircraft can undertake. The CBG is capable of providing "persistent air power" in a region at extremely short notice and has the inherent flexibility and mobility to shift to a new theatre of operations in 48 to 72 hours.
Experts have stressed that a potent Carrier Battle Group (CBG) is required – one on West Coast and one on East Coast which will provide immense leverage to guard India's maritime interests.
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