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Exercise SEA DRAGON 23

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges

Why in News?

Indian Navy is participating in SEA DRAGON 23 exercise in waters off Guam, USA which has been scheduled from 15-30 March 23.

Exercise SEA DRAGON 23

  • The Sea Dragon is an annual multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise conducted by the United States Navy.
  • Participating countries in SEA DRAGON 23 include India, USA, Japan, Canada, and South Korea.
  • This is the third edition of the coordinated multi-lateral ASW exercise for Long Range MR ASW aircraft, launched in 2014.
  • The Exercise aims to achieve high levels of synergy and coordination between the friendly navies based on shared values and commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific.
  • An Indian Navy P8I aircraft will be represented along with other countries’ aircrafts to test the capabilities of participating aircraft in tracking simulated and live underwater targets while sharing mutual expertise.
  • Other Exercises between India and USA include Malabar, Yudh Abhyas, and VAJRA PRAHAR.


April 2024