Submariners from the Indian Navy toured the Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine, U.S.S. Jefferson City (SSN 759), during exercise Sea Dragon 2024.
The exercise began on January 8th, lasted until January 24th, and was designed to enhance Anti-Submarine Warfare interoperability using maritime patrol aircraft. The nations that took part in the exercise were the United States, Australia, India, Japan, and South Korea.
By touring the U.S.S. Jefferson City, the Indian sailors gained insight into how the U.S. Navy operates submarines, which built a foundation of trust between the two navies.
Sea Dragon 2024 increased ongoing efforts to bring stability to the Indo-Pacific region and bolster cooperation between allied nations on handling real-life scenarios.
The exercise also highlighted the importance of the QUAD, the alliance of the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, to enhancing the Indo-Pacific’s regional security and countering the rising threat China poses