Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat - Malabar 07 Naval Exercise

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Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat - Malabar 07 Naval Exercise

INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2007) - Sailors aboard Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) give the all-clear signal to visiting Sailors aboard an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 6. The visiting Sailors cross-decked from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of Malabar 2007. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are deployed in the 7th Fleet area of operation participating in Malabar 2007. Malabar is a multilateral exercise that includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. It is designed to increase interoperability among the navies and to develop common procedures for maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz
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