USS Stethem conducts cooperative deployment with Indian Navy in Goa

Updated: Jul 19 2023 12:40PM

Panaji, Jul 19 (PTI) The USA's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) has conducted a Cooperative Deployment (CODEP) with the Indian Navy following the ship's port visit to Goa, officials said on Wednesday..

The US Navy destroyer worked with the Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash (F-50), and the operations focused on building interoperability and strengthening relationships through manoeuvering and communication exercises on Tuesday, a media statement released here said.

US Consul General in Mumbai Mike Hankey said the port visit reinforces President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to an Indo-Pacific region built on shared values and principles "as we strengthen the relationship between our two countries.".