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India-UK Maritime Drill A Homecoming For This Royal Navy Staffer

Jagjeet Singh Grewal serves aboard a fifth technology plane provider as Main Engineering Technician.

New Delhi:

Because the UK’s Service Strike Group enters the Indian Ocean to conduct maritime workouts with the Indian Navy, Jagjeet Singh Grewal is extra excited than the others within the crew.

Mr Grewal is an Indian-origin Royal Navy personnel whose household connections with Indian defence forces return to World Conflict II.

“My grandfather and grandfather-in-law served alongside the British Military within the Second World Conflict and acquired a Point out in Dispatches, Burma Star, Africa Star, Conflict Medal and Defence Medal. My father served within the Indian Air drive and at present my spouse’s brother and uncle are serving within the Indian Navy,” he stated.

Set to start coaching within the waters close to his ancestral residence, he stated, “I’m targeted on doing my job to the very best requirements, however it’s good to know I’m sustaining my household hyperlinks whereas working with the Indian army.”

Mr Grewal serves aboard a fifth technology plane provider as a Main Engineering Technician within the Marine Engineering Division and is accountable for sustaining aviation gas. He additionally maintains fuelling pumps on the flight deck so plane and helicopters can function to their optimum capability.

The Service Strike Group, led by the HMS Queen Elizabeth plane provider, has come to the Indian Ocean following a sequence of engagements and operations within the Mediterranean.

In line with the British Excessive Fee, its deployment represents the UK’s dedication to deepening diplomatic, financial and safety ties with India and within the Indo-Pacific area. It additionally demonstrates each the UK’s assist for the liberty of passage via important buying and selling routes and for a free, open and inclusive order within the Indo-Pacific, the Excessive Fee has stated.

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