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Indian Warship Undertakes Refuelling with US Navy Tanker in Arabian Sea

Indian warship undertook refuelling with US Navy tanker USNS Yukon. (Image: Indian Navy Twitter)

In 2016, India and the US inked the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that permits their militaries use one another’s bases for restore and replenishment of provides in addition to offers for deeper cooperation.

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  • Last Updated: September 14, 2020, 11:59 PM IST

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An Indian warship on Monday undertook refuelling with US Navy tanker USNS Yukon in northern Arabian Sea utilizing provisions of a defence settlement that permits the militaries of the 2 nations to work carefully and use one another’s bases. “INS Talwar on mission based deployment in Northern Arabian sea undertook refuelling with US Navy Fleet Tanker USNS Yukon under LEMOA,” an Indian Navy spokesperson stated.

In 2016, India and the US inked the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that permits their militaries use one another’s bases for restore and replenishment of provides in addition to offers for deeper cooperation. India signed related agreements with France, Singapore, Australia and Japan.






“The evolution apart from highlighting interoperability between Indian Navy and US Navy enables presence for enhancing maritime security,” the spokesperson stated. The Indo-US defence ties have been on an upswing in the previous few years. The two nations signed one other pact known as COMCASA (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement) in 2018 that gives for interoperability between the 2 militaries and sale of high-end expertise from the US to India.

In July, the Indian Navy carried out a army train with a US Navy service strike group led by nuclear-powered plane service USS Nimitz off the coast of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The USS Nimitz is the world’s largest warship. In the train with the US Navy, 4 frontline warships of the Indian Navy participated. The US service strike group was transiting by way of the Indian Ocean Region from the South China Sea.

The US Navy service strike group includes USS Nimitz, Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Sterett and USS Ralph Johnson.


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