Monday 13 May 2024


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Chandigarh, May 13, 2024

Kharga Sappers carried out a month long extensive exercise in various Army training bases in UP for execution of operations in simulated battle conditions. Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar, GOC - in - C Western Command witnessed the training exercise and commended the participating troops of Kharga Sappers for their professional excellence and efforts towards incorporating the latest technology.


The aim of the exercise was to hone skills and enhance operational efficiency of Composite Task Forces, in order to overcome natural and man made obstacles and thereby facilitate strike corps operations during war. New generation technologies and equipment were integrated and validated during the training to enhance operational effectiveness.

Equipment such as Full Width Mine Plough with multi roller assembly for breeching of mine fields, drones with day and night capability for reconnaissance, modular bridges, anti drone system and command and control systems were validated.


This is worth mentioning that the Sappers provide close combat engineering support to offensive operations, which require rigorous training during peace time.

Smiling Kiddies celebrates Mother's Day

School News Network
Zirakpur, May 12, 2024

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated Mother's Day with great enthusiasm, creativity, and love. The air was filled with the sweet aroma of mothers' favorite dishes, along with the delightful sight of children dressed in their mothers' preferred attire. 

The daycare kids put their hearts into crafting beautiful cards decorated with their tiny handprints, while the play group class dedicated themselves to creating crowns as beautiful as their mothers' love. Meanwhile, Nursery, Junior Kiddies, and Senior Kiddies displayed their artistic talents with vibrant paper flowers, intricate paper hangings, and charming bouquets. It was a heartfelt tribute, showcasing the profound love and appreciation these children hold for their mothers.

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated Earth Day

School News Network
Zirakpur, April 23 2024

Smiling Kiddies Playway School marked Earth Day with immense zeal and excitement. The children engaged in a range of activities to commemorate the occasion. The Play Group class creatively adorned trees with pasted leaves, while the Nursery class undertook a water cleaning initiative. 

Junior Kiddies participated in an Earth Day sorting activity, thoroughly enjoying the experience. The Senior Kiddies enthusiastically planted trees, demonstrating a keen interest in environmental conservation. Additionally, the children conveyed messages urging the protection of our planet through vibrant banners, making the day a joyful and impactful celebration of Earth Day.

Sunday 3 March 2024

Smiling Kiddies Playway School created SKPS Bird Park

School News Network
Zirakpur, 03 March 2024

Initiated by Smiling Kiddies Playway School, the creation of SKPS Bird Park aimed to foster a profound connection between children and the natural world.
Kiddies enjoying at newly created SKPS bird park.

Its primary objective was to provide children with an immersive experience, enabling them to observe various bird species, explore their nests, and embrace the enchanting beauty of nature. As children stepped into SKPS Bird Park, they were greeted by a vibrant environment bustling with our feathered companions. With tickets in hand, they eagerly embarked on their journey, accompanied by their teachers who enlightened them about the diverse bird species, their unique features, sounds, and feeding habits. 

Throughout their exploration, the children joyously imitated bird calls and adorned themselves in various bird costumes, fully immersing themselves in the captivating world of birds.

Monday 26 February 2024

Indus Public School organized the Annual Sports Day

School News Network
Mohali, February 26, 2024

Indus Public School organized its annual sporting event with colourful pomp and show on its lush green campus. Each tiny tot participated in at least one event. Participants exhibited their talents with the sportsmanship spirit to fight to the finish amidst cheers from their parents, teachers, and friends.

The day commenced with a show of color and energy brought on by the Pom-pom dance, Ball drill, and movement exercises with a parachute, all of which were performed by students of the pre-primary wing. The little enthusiasts took part in various track and field races, which included the Ball race, Run pick and place race, Sprint, Bean Bag Balancing, and Tricycle races.

Students also presented Yoga, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Trampoline, and Zumba along with a music performance. Parents also participated in a game organized for them. The function came to an end with a Tug of War and a prize distribution ceremony. The events concluded with a Prize Distribution ceremony for the winners of all races. In shot put 8th class girls Harshita, Navpreet Kaur & Harshita Thakur Bags are in the first three positions. While in the boy’s category, Aaryan was first, Jobanpreet Singh & Pranav bagged second & third positions. In the long jump, 7th-class boys Ekamdeep Singh, Jony & Sumit captured first, second & third positions. In Girl's long jump, 7th class Sheenu, Kanchan, and Baljinder Kaur bag the first three positions. In a 200-meter race, 6th class girls Taranpreet Kaur, Parneet Kaur & Kanishka captured three positions. In the 7th class boys 100m race Agampreet Singh, Tanpreet Singh & Shaurya Rana were in First, Second & third positions. In the 8th class boys 100 m race Nishya, Pranav & Jaskirat Singh bag the position.

Director Colonel (Ret.) SPS Cheema congratulated the winners and emphasized that sports are an integral part of the curriculum in the school and should be given due importance throughout the session.

School Principal Parampreet Kaur Cheema emphasized the importance of finding one’s element through participation in sporting events and other areas of interest in the school as well as at home

Monday 7 August 2023

STEM activities organised at Smiling Kiddies Playway School

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Zirakpur, August 06 2023

Fostering Scientific Exploration through Interactive STEM Activities at Smiling Kiddies Playway School. The kids had a blast engaging in science experiments, immersing themselves in hands-on learning and unravelling the wonders of different scientific concepts. 

From the mesmerizing Rainbow experiment to water absorption, lava, and pepper & soap experiments, they had fun and developed valuable scientific skills applicable to their daily lives. Encouraged to explore and question, they embarked on a thrilling scientific journey, making delightful discoveries every step of the way.

Saturday 17 June 2023

Hawaiian Camp organised by Smiling Kiddies Playway School

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Zirakpur, June 17 2023

Smiling Kiddies Playway School organized an unforgettable Hawaiian Summer Camp, spanning 12 days. The camp provided a perfect blend of activities to nurture independence, self-confidence, socialization, and skill development

Children engaged in art & craft, pottery, cooking without fire and received valuable education on good touch/bad touch through a seminar on I-care. The camp also featured a thrilling Aloha splash pool party and culminated with the distribution of participation certificates. It truly was an incredible experience for all the kids involved.

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Smiling Kiddies organiaed Jurassic World Activity

School News Network
Zirakpur, March 21 2023

Smiling Kiddies Playway School recently organized a Jurassic World activity that allowed young students to take a step back in time and explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs. This unique learning experience was both exciting and informative, allowing children to learn about early times and extinct species in a fun and engaging way.
The kids were thrilled and excited to enter the world of dinosaurs and explore different types of fascinating creatures. Teachers at the school depicted all aspects of early times, providing an informative and educational experience for young students.

One of the highlights of the event was the dinosaur wearables that the kids wore. They looked fascinating and added to the overall experience. The children also played various games related to the theme, such as Tricera toss, Dino footprint hop, Pin the horn on the Triceratops, and Feed the T-Rex dinosaur, which made the event even more enjoyable for them.

Saturday 7 January 2023

INDIA is First Port of call for UK Ship in INDIAN OCEAN

School News Network
United Kingdom, January 07 2023

The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, HMS Tamar, sails to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands today [6 January] as part of its permanent deployment in the Indo-Pacific. Over the next five days, the ship and her crew will undertake capability demonstrations and maritime exercises with the Indian Navy.

HMS Tamar is one of two Royal Navy vessels on permanent deployment in the Indo-Pacific as set out in the UK’s Integrated Review. The ship’s visit to India is an opportunity to further strengthen the shared maritime domain awareness effort, and underlines the UK’s and India’s intent to collaborate in the Indian Ocean Region and wider Indo-Pacific.


First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Ben Key, said: “I am delighted that HMS Tamar is visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands this week, during her first time sailing in the Indian Ocean. The opportunity to engage with the local community and conduct training and exercises with the Indian Navy is hugely valuable.


“The work HMS Tamar and her crew are doing with allies, partners and friends across the Indo-Pacific is crucial. As threats to global peace and stability mount, the Royal Navy values deeply its relationship with the Indian Navy in a shared endeavour to confront those who challenge the rules-based system and ensure peace and prosperity on and from the sea.”


Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar

Acting British High Commissioner to India, Christina Scott, said: “HMS Tamar’s deployment is the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt in action; its visit, further evidence of the importance we attach to our defence and security relationship with India.


“The Indo-Pacific, and indeed India, will drive future growth and prosperity for the world. It is imperative that it remains free and open to all in support of trade, shared security and values.”

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Smiling Kiddies celebrated Christmas

School News Network
Zirakpur, December 25 2022

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated Christmas with great vitality. The school campus was decorated beautifully. Kiddies were in Santa's dress and spread merriment everywhere. Some kiddies were arrayed in red and white dress. 

They  performed different activities like painting, cotton pasting on pine cones. Junior Kiddies & Senior Kiddies kids enjoyed various games like snowman bowling, penguin waddle, balloon by balloon etc. They also vocalised mellifluous carols and danced gloriously on the special occasion.  The boundless joy of celebrating the festival was evident on the faces of little ones.

Friday 7 October 2022

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated Dussehra

School News Network
Zirakpur, October 06 2022

Smiling kiddies celebrated "Dussehra" with lots of religious zeal and ardour. Kiddies came dressed up as different characters of Ramayana and were very excited. Senior Kiddies & Juni

or Kiddies little stars performed Ramlila with great zeal. 

Playgroup & Nursery Kiddies made little Ravana with paper craft in their files. Everyone around enjoyed the serene atmosphere & the whole campus reverberated with the sound of 'Jai Shri Ram'.

Saturday 20 August 2022

Smiling Kiddies Playway school celebrated Janamashtami

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Zirakpur, 20 August 2022

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated Janmashtami with great zeal and pomp. 

The kiddies looked fascinating in Radha, Krishna, Gopi, and Gwala attires. They played dandiya and danced joyfully. Teachers depicted Bal Gopal leela, which was full of excitement. 

Kids did different kinds of activities in their craft files. They decorated matki and bansuri. Some kids presented the life history of Lord Krishna through jhanki. 

The day was filled with festivity and merriment.

Thursday 5 May 2022

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated International Firefighters' day

School News Network
Zirakpur May 05 2022

Smiling Kiddies Playway School celebrated International firefighters' day to honour the firefighters who put their lives at risk. Teachers explained to the kids about fire station, fire brigade, fire extinguishers & fire safety measures through various models & activities. 

The kids were very excited and played many games. Nursery class played shoot the fire 
game excitedly. Junior Kiddies played the fire ring game cautiously. Senior Kiddies played the fire obstacle game courageously. Kids learned about firefighters working. It was an amazing & thrilling day.

Tuesday 25 January 2022

UK PM Message to INDIA on Republic Day

School News Network
United Kingdom, January 25 2022

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The UK and India are tied by deep bonds that span through the generations and across some of the greatest modern day challenges we have faced. That is why I want to send my best wishes on behalf of the United Kingdom to the people of India, and to all the British Indians in the UK, on India’s Republic Day.

“As two diverse democracies, I am proud of our strong friendship, demonstrated by the launch of free trade negotiations this month and our partnership manufacturing the Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccine.  I look forward to fortifying those bonds as we bring our ambitions, people and economies together to prosper for the next 75 years and beyond.”

Thursday 13 January 2022


School News Network
United Kingdom, January 13 2022

· UK International Trade Secretary visits Delhi for a two-day visit to officially launch negotiations on a new ambitious free trade deal.

· Agreement will create huge benefits for both countries and could boost our total trade by up to £28 billion a year by 2035.

The UK and India will today (13 January) launch negotiations on an ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at an event in New Delhi. UK International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal will formally start talks on a deal that could create huge benefits for both countries.

The UK-India economic relationship is already strong and bilateral trade totalled over £23 billion in 2019, supporting nearly half-a-million jobs in each other’s economies. In May 2021, our Prime Ministers set the ambition to double the value of UK-India trade over the next decade through the ‘2030 Roadmap’.

A comprehensive FTA between the UK and India can unlock economic benefits for both sides across a range of sectors – including our research partnership which is already worth £400 million. A closer partnership on innovation, SMEs and sustainability for our world leading business make it easier for UK and Indian businesses to collaborate to solve global challenges, building on the success story of AstraZeneca and the Serum Institute.

A deal between the UK and India will enable both economies to diversify, strengthen supply chains, and position India as a trusted trade partner in the region. India is at the heart of the Indo-Pacific region, where half the world’s people live and 50% of global economic growth is produced. A new economic partnership with India, alongside UK membership of the massive Asia-Pacific trading bloc, CPTPP, will create a pillar in the region supporting free and fair trade.

The first round of negotiations are expected to start next week – making it the UK’s quickest start of formal talks between negotiating teams following a launch, a demonstration of the strength of the UK-India relationship.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “A trade deal with India’s booming economy offers huge benefits for British businesses, workers and consumers. As we take our historic partnership with India to the next level, the UK’s independent trade policy is creating jobs, increasing wages and driving innovation across the country.

“The UK has world-class businesses and expertise we can rightly be proud of, from Scotch whisky distillers to financial services and cutting-edge renewable technology. We are seizing the opportunities offered in growing economies of the Indo-Pacific to cement our place on the global stage and deliver jobs and growth at home.”

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “A deal with India is a golden opportunity to put UK businesses at the front of the queue as the Indian economy continues to grow rapidly. By 2050 India will be the world’s third largest economy with a middle class of almost 250 million shoppers. We want to unlock this huge new market for our great British producers and manufacturers across numerous industries from food and drink to services and automotive.

“As an independent, deal-making nation the UK is broadening our economic horizons and forging stronger partnerships with the fastest-growing economies of the world. India marks the start of our ambitious 5-star year of UK trade and will show how the deals we negotiate will boost the economies across all nations and help level up all regions of the UK.”

A UK-India FTA would bring multiple benefits including:

· Playing a key role in our ambition to double trade with India by 2030: Supercharging the growth of our trading relationship which totalled over £23bn in 2019.

· Supporting PM Modi’s ambition to ‘Make in India’: UK companies are already a part of India’s success story as a global manufacturing hub, exporting pharmaceuticals, automobiles and IT equipment. JCB’s products manufactured in India are exported to over 110 countries across the globe.

· Increasing access to UK goods: Removing duties alone would increase UK exports to India by up to £6.8 billion. Important UK exports like Scotch whisky and cars currently face enormous duties of 150% and 125% respectively.

· Create more jobs: There are nearly 600 UK companies in India employing more than 320,000 people and international investment from Indian companies already supports 95,000 jobs across the UK. An FTA will allow more companies to invest, create jobs, and level up both economies.

· Provide greater access to capital: An FTA will allow growing Indian start-ups direct access to the best capital markets in the world. Indian companies have raised nearly £14 billion on the London Stock Exchange (through Masala, Dollar, and Green bonds) between June 2016 and September 2021.

· Boost green industries: UK’s world-leading renewables industry can help deliver India’s 2030 renewable energy ambitions and can benefit from a deal that slashes barriers – such as import tariffs as high as 15% on wind turbine parts from the UK.

During her visit to India, the International Trade Secretary will also co-chair a meeting of the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee to review how businesses in both countries are benefiting from existing market access commitments under the UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership agreed last May by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The International Trade Secretary is also expected to meet with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav to discuss wider bilateral cooperation.

Saturday 25 December 2021

Smiling Kiddies celebrates Christmas

School News Network
Zirakpur, December 25 2021

Smiling Kiddies Playway school celebrated Christmas with zest and zeal. Kiddies were dressed up as Santa Claus and sang Christmas carols. Nursery, Junior and Senior kiddies took part in games enthusiastically. 

Nursery class performed Santa's hat ring toss game. Junior & Senior kiddies played an interesting game 'Fix the reindeer's nose'. Little angels of Play Group danced on the beats of Christmas songs and were looking merrymaking. The day was filled with joy and surprises.

Thursday 9 September 2021


School News Network
United Kingdom, September 09 2021

The British High Commission invites applications from Indian women aged 18-23 for a chance to head the diplomatic mission for a day. The pan-India competition is being organised to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child.


To apply to be ‘High Commissioner for a Day’, applicants must record and upload a one-minute video on ‘how can young people best support tackling the global challenge of climate change?’ The video must be shared on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by tagging @UKinIndia and using the hashtags #DayoftheGirl. The deadline to apply is 22 September 2021.


Alex Ellis, High Commissioner to India, said“The impact of Covid-19 on education around the world will be long term, particularly for girls. This is why at the UK-hosted G7 Summit earlier this year, leaders from around the world agreed ambitious global targets to get more girls into school. Empowering and educating girls is also one of Prime Minister Modi's central campaigns. I am delighted to note that this year nearly 60% of UK’s Chevening fellowships and 52% of the scholarships for India were awarded to women.


The International Day of the Girl Child is an important moment to recognise that educating all girls everywhere is not just the right thing to do, it is one of the smartest investments we can make to build a better, more equitable world. Through the ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ competition, I want to shine a light on brilliant young women and for them to show their even younger peers in school, that anything is possible.”


The British High Commission has run the ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ competition annually since 2017. Last year’s competition was won by 18-year-old Chaitanya Venkateswaran, whose day as the High Commissioner included learning about gender representation in the media, interacting with senior police officers from Madhya Pradesh and Telangana, and launching the British Council STEM Tracer Study documenting the stories of Indian women scholars.


·       The UK and India are learning from each other and sharing expertise to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential around the world. In India, the UK is working hand-in-hand with state governments, law enforcement agencies, education authorities and British businesses to promote gender equality.


·       The ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ competition is open to Indian women aged 18 to 23. The deadline to apply is 22 September 2021.


·       Terms and Conditions:


·       A jury at the British High Commission (BHC) will select the winner, who will be announced on @UKinIndia social media channels by 28 September. Only one entry per participant will be accepted. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. The High Commission’s decision is final and no correspondence relating to the above will be possible.


·       By applying to the competition, participants transfer the copyright ownership of their videos to the BHC New Delhi. BHC may use these videos to produce content for future communication on its social media channels.


·       Participants are reminded not to share personal details in their video, post or tweet. The BHC is not responsible for the data that participants make public on these platforms.


·       The High Commissioner for a Day programme will take place in-person in Delhi (unless Covid-19 advice changes). We cannot fund travel or accommodation to Delhi as part of the competition. In case the winner is not from Delhi/NCR, it is the winner’s sole responsibility to ensure all Covid-19 protocols required for travelling to Delhi are properly followed.


·       Our ambition is to host in-person meetings; however, this is dependent on the Covid-19 situation. In case Covid cases increase or the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare advises against in-person meetings in October, the programme may be run virtually.

Thursday 5 August 2021

India to move from UK's Red List to Amber List on August 08

School News Network
United Kingdom, August 05 2021

The UK government has today announced an update to the ‘Red-Amber-Green’ traffic light ratings for arrivals into England. From 4am (BST) on Sunday 8 August, India will move from the red to the amber list. This means:


·       Visit Visas for the UK from India are open (in addition to other visa long-term visas that have remained open)

·       Travellers arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel)

·       Under the voluntary Test to Release scheme, they can choose to pay for a private Covid-19 test on day 5 of the quarantine. If the result is negative, they can end their quarantine

·       Full amber list rules can be found here.

Wednesday 4 August 2021


School News Network
United Kingdom, August 04 2021

The application window for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme for 2022-23 is now open. Aspiring scholars who are planning to study for a one-year master’s degree in British universities can apply.

Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year to candidates applying for a master’s degree at any UK university – covering nearly 12,000 courses from more than 150 universities. The scholarship will cover: tuition fees for the selected course; travel expenses and visa fees; and a monthly stipend.


Alex Ellis, High Commissioner to India, said: “Chevening Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for the future leaders of India to study at some of the world’s best universities in the UK. Whatever your background, your geography, please apply for this chance to learn and experience the best of what the UK has to offer and in doing so, strengthen the living bridge between our two countries.

India is home to the largest Chevening programme in the world. Chevening has been running the scholarship and fellowship programmes in India since 1983. It has helped more than 3,300 scholars and fellows from across India – including many first-generation learners - realise their dream of pursuing a world-class education and training in the UK. Many of these scholars and fellows have gone on to make remarkable contributions towards the prosperity of India.

Candidates can apply for any course of their choice. Further details, including on how to apply, can be found here.

Friday 23 July 2021

UK Carrier Strike Group starts Maritime Exercise with INDIAN Navy

School News Network
United Kingdom, July 22 2021


The joint exercises between the Carrier Strike Group and the Indian Navy are being conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 21-23 July.


·       As part of its maiden operational deployment, the CSG will sail over 26,000 nautical miles, engaging with 40 countries from the Mediterranean to the Indo-Pacific and back again.


·       The fifth generation HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier, at 65,000 tonnes, is the largest surface vessel ever constructed in the UK. Taller than Niagara Falls, her propellers generate the power of 50 high-speed trains. She leads six Royal Navy ships, a Royal Navy submarine, a US Navy destroyer and a frigate from the Netherlands in the largest concentration of maritime and air power to leave the UK in a generation. It is equipped with the fifth generation F-35B Lightning multi-role aircrafts. They are being jointly crewed by the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and the US Marine Corps.


·       From defending democratic values and tackling shared threats, to seizing new trade opportunities through engagements with Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India and others, the deployment marks a step-change in UK engagement in the region. The UK is already investing significantly in the region by seeking ASEAN Dialogue Partner status, kicking off negotiations to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and rapidly progressing trade talks with Australia, New Zealand and India.

HMS Queen Elizabeth (front) with an Indian Shivalik Multi-role Frigate (second from front) in the Bay of Bengal. Photo Credit- Royal Navy


The United Kingdom’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2021, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth has met up with the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal, for three days of complex maritime interactions.

The maritime partnership exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy will see the two navies conducting a range of multi-ship, air, sea and sub-surface maritime evolutions, as well as, close quarter manoeuvring. This enables both forces to advance their interoperability and cooperation ahead of further exercises when the CSG returns to the Indian Ocean in the autumn. The combined forces equate to 10 ships, two submarines, approximately 20 aircraft and almost 4,000 personnel.

Both the UK and India are in the midst of a carrier renaissance, with the CSG spearheading the UK’s Joint Expeditionary capability. The joint endeavour provides tangible security to our friends and a credible deterrence to those who seek to undermine global security. An Indian warship will also exercise with the Royal Navy off the coast of the UK in August.

First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said: “This is a month that will see the Royal Navy and Indian Navy meet and work together in two oceans – beginning in the Indian Ocean as the UK Carrier Strike Group arrives for the first of multiple UK-India exercises and events. Later this summer, both will participate in a separate exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The deployment is proof of the strength, energy and significance of the growing relationship between our navies.”


Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral Sir Ben Key said: “The UK and India are key defence partners and the Carrier Strike Group’s deployment is a symbol of Global Britain in action, showcasing our commitment to India, the Indo-Pacific region, and confronting threats to international order.”


Commodore Steve Moorhouse, Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group, said: As HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group cross the Indian Ocean, it is only natural that we should exercise with the Indian Navy.


“At the strategic level, the exercise is a muscular expression of the closer defence partnership that Prime Ministers Johnson and Modi envisaged when they agreed the UK-India Roadmap 2030 earlier this year.