Amid fast-growing maritime cooperation between the navies of India and the US, American Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Michael Richardson on Monday met top Indian military leadership to further enhance their bilateral military ties.
Indian Navy and US Navy interact regularly at bilateral and multilateral forums and participate in maritime exercises such as MALABAR and RIMPAC. Regular 'Subject Matter Expert' exchange also takes place between both the navies to institutionalise interoperability in various fields.
The inaugural Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue conducted in September 2018 also facilitated new avenues for defence cooperation between the two countries.Major issues discussed during the visit included operations and exercises, training interactions, information exchange, capacity building, and capability enhancement.
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