US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has returned from a successful trip to Taipei. China failed to stop them and now it is obvious that China does not like it. China has started firing missiles near the Taiwan border since Thursday. With this military exercise, China is showing its strength in front of the world.
Meanwhile, America's 7th Fleet has also been fully prepared, giving a stern warning to China and giving a stern warning to China. The US Defense Ministry has ordered the Seventh Fleet, led by the nuclear-armed aircraft carrier US Ronald Reagan, to remain in the Philippines. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also referred to China's aggressive military action as a provocation at a meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia on Friday. He has warned China not to use Nancy's visit as an excuse to escalate the crisis.
With these developments, the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy has once again come into the limelight. It is such a name that on hearing it, the ground slips under the feet of the enemy. After all, what is America's seventh fleet, which has so many discussions right now? Let's know:-
what is the seventh fleet
It is the largest and forward deployed fleet of the US Navy. This includes 50 to 70 ships and submarines, and 150 airplanes. The number of marines who are always ready in this is about 20,000. The Seventh Fleet is commanded by Vice Admiral Carl Thomas from 8 July 2021. He is its 53rd commander.
where is its activity
The area of responsibility of the US Seventh Fleet includes the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. It has been maintaining its presence in the Indian Indian Ocean for more than 75 years. Its area of work is more than 124 million square kilometers. Its area of operation includes 36 countries, which contain half of the world's population.
What is the work of the Seventh Fleet?
This is the largest and most powerful team of the US Navy that protects maritime interests. It monitors the maritime activities of counterparties coming within its territory. The actions of the Seventh Fleet are in conformity with international law. According to this, the US Navy will not have to take any permission before entering the economic zone of any country. The name of the Seventh Fleet came during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. When America used the Seventh Fleet to intimidate India. In this war, India was supported by the former Soviet Union. It was also included in the Gulf War in 1990.
When was the fleet established?
The US Navy's Seventh Fleet was established on March 15, 1943, in Brisbane, Australia, during World War II. Its headquarter is in Japan.