WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Two US aircraft carrier groups entered South China Sea to start operations as "part of the US Navy's routine presence in the Indo-Pacific," the US Navy said late Monday.
Coordinated maritime engagements and operations in the South China Sea are part of the US Navy's routine presence in the Indo-Pacific, the Navy added in a statement.
US Navy Carrier Strike Groups Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln will engage in operations aimed at strengthening maritime integrated-at-sea operations and combat readiness, it pointed out.
The training will be conducted in accordance with international laws, it indicated.
The operations include enhanced maritime communication operations, anti-submarine warfare operations, replenishments-at-sea and maritime interdiction operations, the statement said. (end)