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Watch: Indian MiG-29Ks In Action In Phase 2 Of 4-Nation Malabar Exercise


The second phase of the four-nation Malabar Exercise – naval war games featuring India, the United States, Japan and Australia – saw Indian MiG-29K and American F18 fighter jets carry out simulated attacks and coordinated firing on a surface target on Friday.

Dramatic visuals showed the MiG-29Ks taking off and landing on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya; a close-up showed a fighter jet touching down at high speed and successfully deploying its tail hook to complete its landing.

“MiG-29Ks of the Indian Navy and F18 of the US Navy flew with Indian Navy maritime patrol aircraft P-81 and US Navy AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft, E2C Hawkeye in seamless coordination,” a statement from the Indian Navy said.

This is the final day of the second phase of these exercises. On Thursday fighter jet ops were conducted from the decks of both Vikramaditya and its American counterpart, the USS Nimitz.

The second phase of the 2020 Malabar Exercise began Tuesday in the northern Arabian Sea with the participation of the Vikramaditya Carrier Battle Group and the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, as well as other Indian, American, Australian and Japanese warships and submarines.


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