Military Photo: INS Rana

Posted: 10/01/2008

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2008) The Indian ship Rajput class destroyer INS Rana (D 52) leads the passing exercise formation. The formation involving the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Indian navy's Western Fleet received honors in passing from the Indian flagship INS Mumbi (D 62). The Nimitz-class Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan led the formation as it received honors in passing by the Indian navy's Western Fleet flagship INS Mumbai (D 62), signifying the completion of the three-day exercise Malabar 08. Malabar was designed to increase cooperation between the Indian and U.S. Navy while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)

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