The USS Ronald Reagan is considered very powerful in America’s supercarriers. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was commissioned into the US Navy on 12 July 2003. The Yokosuka Naval Base of Japan is the homebase of this aircraft carrier. This is part of the Career Strike Group 11 which alone has the power to ruin many countries on its own. The 332-meter-long aircraft carrier deploys around 90 combat aircraft and helicopters and around 3000 naval personnel. Aircraft carrier UAS Nimits is included in the US’s seventh fleet. The fleet reached the Bay of Bengal during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War (Bangladesh Liberation War). Its purpose was to assist the Pakistani army in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan). But at that time Russia stood firmly with India. This brought the seventh fleet back to America.
America has fought many battles with Diego Garcia
The island is strategically important for the US, with the island of Diago Garcia being remote, safe and located in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The island’s length of India’s southern coast is 970 nautical miles, 925 nautical miles from the southwestern part of Sri Lanka, 2,200 nautical miles from the Hormuz Strait and 1600 nautical miles from the mouth of the Malacca Strait. The island has 1700 US military personnel and 1500 civilian contractors, including 50 British soldiers. The island is used jointly by both the US Navy and the Air Force. In the Gulf War of 1991, the Iraq War of 1998 and during 2001, many air operations in Afghanistan were conducted from the Diego Garcia base itself. Now with the help of this naval base, the United States is monitoring China’s growing activities in the Indian Ocean.