Indian Navy Aircraft In Australia For Operational Turnaround
Darwin, April 13 (TNA) A P8I Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Indian Navy arrived at Darwin, Australia for undertaking an operational turnaround. During its stay, the team from the Indian Navy's maritime patrol squadron, Albatross, is scheduled to engage with its counterparts from the 92 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force.
P8 aircraft from both the countries, would be conducting coordinated operations in Anti-Submarine Warfare and surface surveillance, to enhance Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). Increased interaction between the two maritime nations, through bilateral and multilateral exercises at sea, has enhanced interoperability and fostered #BridgesofFriendship.
The P8 aircraft, with their demonstrated long reach, have operated jointly during Malabar and AUSINDEX series of exercises, and have a common understanding of operating procedures and information sharing. Both India and Australia share strategic interests, promoting free and open Indo-Pacific and rules-based order in the region.