Roughly every second wide-bodied airliner flying into India has Rolls-Royce engines
A carrier strike group (CSG) from the Royal Navy, led by the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (QE), transited through the Suez Canal and entered the Indian Ocean on Friday. It is heading for the South China Sea on its first operational tour of those contested waters.
En route to the Western Pacific, and also while returning to the UK in October, the CSG will exercise with the Indian Navy, which it considers a key defence partner in the Indian Ocean Region.
The UK is deploying the CSG to Asia to demonstrate the “Indo-Pacific tilt” in London’s security policy. “The UK CSG… is sailing the Indian Ocean and will shortly conduct exercises with the Indian Navy, building on our already
First Published: Jul 17 2021 | 12:10 PM IST