The 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier HMS Elizabeth is the UK’s largest warship. It is capable of carrying 40 aircrafts and was commissioned in late 2017. HMS Queen Elizabeth is going to be deployed in the Indian Ocean in the early 2021. This deployment will mark its maiden voyage in the international waters. It comes amid the growing interests in the Indo-Pacific by the European countries due to the China’s increasing assertiveness and its actions in Hong Kong.