1 minute readIndia at Habu Nag 2010

Colonel Manoj Tiwari of the Indian Army, 1st Lieutenant Ryan Szabo and Lieutenant Commander Ronnie Mangsat return to White Beach Naval Installation after an at-sea portion of Habu Nag, an amphibious training exercise, with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (Essex ARG). USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Denver (LPD 9), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit comprise the Essex ARG and will continue on a scheduled patrol throughout the Western Pacific. (US Navy Photo by Lieutenant Colby Drake)

Members of the Indian armed forces tour the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as part of exercise Habu Nag, in the East China Sea on Thursday. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith)

Commander, US 7th Fleet, Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk greets Indian Navy Captain Alok Bhatnagar on White Beach Naval Installation before the start of Habu Nag 2010 on Monday at Okinawa in Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colby Drake)

Major Roy Sinha of the Indian Army looks through “the big eyes” on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in the East China Sea on Thursday, during a tour in conjunction with exercise Habu Nag. The tabletop exercise focuses on developing disaster response planning and coordination skills. Essex, commanded by Captain Troy Hart, is part of the forward-deployed Essex amphibious ready group, and is on patrol in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith)

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