US Navy Chief welcomes Indian Navy aboard Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

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Chief of US naval operations Admiral Michael Gilday on Thursday hosted Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and 11 other senior military officials aboard nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the Bay of Bengal. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is part of the deployment by the US Navy in the second phase of the ongoing Malabar exercise featuring the navies of all four Quad countries -- India, the US, Australia and Japan. The US Navy Chief called India an important strategic partner and the Malabar exercise a success while the Indian Navy Chief called the exercise in the Bay of Bengal ‘a red letter’. On Tuesday, the Chief of US Naval Operations held extensive talks with Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla with a focus on boosting overall bilateral maritime security cooperation. Watch the full video for more details.