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India Deploys P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft To Australia

An Indian Navy P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft lands at RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory [© ADoD: Cpl Rodrigo Villablanca]

India deploys P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft to Darwin to conduct coordinated exercises with a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon.

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Media Release, Canberra, 12 April 2022: India’s Navy will deploy a P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to Darwin from 11-15 April to conduct coordinated exercises with a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft. This is the first time an Indian Navy P-8I aircraft has deployed to Australia outside of a routine military exercise and reflects the strength of the India-Australia defence and security partnership.

An Indian Navy P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft lands at RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory [© ADoD: Cpl Rodrigo Villablanca]

Acting Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith, said this activity was a landmark opportunity for India and Australia to practise coordinated maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and build interoperability. “Coordinated activities like these are key to enhancing Australia’s maritime capabilities and building maritime domain awareness,” Air Vice-Marshal Meredith said.

“This activity reflects the deepening trust between India and Australia’s defence forces and our enduring commitment to work together on common security interests.”

Our defence relationship with India is at a historic peak, with activities between us quadrupling since 2014. We are doing more together to enhance maritime information sharing and maritime domain awareness and this activity takes our practical cooperation to the next level.

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