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SIMBEX 2020 : India-Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise : Indian Navy to Host Exercise SIMBEX-20 in Andaman Sea
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SIMBEX 2020 : INDIA-SINGAPORE BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE
- The SIMBEX series of exercises between IN and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), being conducted annually since 1994.
- 27th edition of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 is from 23 to 25 November 2020.
- The scope and complexity of these exercises has increased steadily over the past two decades.
- Indigenously built corvettes Kamorta and Karmuk will take participate in 27th edition of SIMBEX 2020.
- In addition, IN submarine Sindhuraj and P8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft will also participate in the exercise.
- RSN will be represented by the ‘Formidable’ Class frigates ‘Intrepid’ and ‘Steadfast’ with integral S70B helicopter.
- Also the ‘Endurance’ Class Landing Ship Tank ‘Endeavour’ of RSN will take part in the exercise.
The three days of maritime drills will witness :
- It includes advanced naval drills covering a wide spectrum of maritime operations.
- A variety of exercises including naval manoeuvres
- Anti-air warfare
- The exercise highlights growing synergy, coordination and cooperation in the maritime domain between the two friendly navies.
- The exercise develops a common understanding and procedures towards enhancing the overall maritime security in the region.
- SIMBEX series of exercises exemplify the high level of coordination and convergence of views between India and Singapore.
- The exercise enhances the overall maritime security in the region and highlight their commitment to a rules-based international order.
- The exercise, being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise in view of COVID-19 pandemic
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