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The Indian ship Rajput class destroyer INS Rana (D 52) follows behind the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Malabar exercise 08.
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INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2008) The Indian ship Rajput class destroyer INS Rana (D 52) follows behind the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Malabar exercise 08. The passing exercise included the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and India's Western Fleet, sailing in a single-file formation as the two groups received honors from the Indian flagship INS Mumbi (D 62). Malabar exercise 08 is 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 Torrey W. Lee)

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