081022-N-7730P-008

081022-N-7730P-008

081022-N-7730P-008
INDIAN OCEAN (October 22, 2008) – INS Rana (D 52) of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet leads the passing exercise formation, behind the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The formation involving the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Indian Navy’s Western Fleet received honors in passing from the Indian flag ship INS Mumbi (D 62). The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets covering 52 million square miles, with approximately 50 ships, 120 aircraft and 20,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any given time. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (AW) Gary Prill. (Released)

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