A carrier battle group or carrier strike group is a mega naval fleet comprising an aircraft carrier, accompanied by a large number of destroyers, frigates and other ships.
India can be a reliable partner as it looks forward to cooperation from friendly countries to create a more stable environment, he added.
Officials said that the Chiefs of the Air Staff Conclave today had physical representation from 26 countries, while 14 were in attendance virtually.
India is organising the conclave in the backdrop of growing Chinese military assertiveness in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
According to the defence expert, reports from December last year suggested that 14 would be employed in the Indian Ocean mission but only 12 were used.
Over 2,000 people died between June & October amidst floods, the highest toll due to climate change-induced weather events
Rawat further said governance and security are under constant threat of being undermined by non-state actors and also naval competition among the states.
India has already assembled Chain of Coastal Surveillance Radars along the coasts of Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles.
As explained, the 2+2 dialogue being held on the eve of the US presidential polls was not an issue per se as this is not the first time it’s happening.
In his petition, Saleem Madavoor, the national president of Loktantrik Yuva Janata Dal (LJD), alleged PR professional Smitha Menon was inducted into the Indian team by Muraleedharan.
Such research vessels have been coming regularly from China and they try to gain sensitive information about Indian maritime territory.
Meanwhile, a Coast Guard spokesman said that operations will continue till the ship is removed from the area for final disposal
An Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft was launched to spray oil spill dispersant to disintegrate the sheen. Ships were used to churn the waters to accelerate the process.
In order to supplement the surface firefighting efforts, the Sri Lankan Navy had requested the Indian Coast Guard to provide more dry chemical powder (DCP) for aerial dropping.
The vessel is safe and the oil is intact. The pollution response will start only in case there is an oil spill, sources added.