India, Singapore To Carry Out Mega Naval Exercise on 21st May.
India, Singapore’s joint Navy show, aiming at enhancing and expanding coordination between the two navies in the Indian Ocean Region.
Indian Defence NewsIndian Defence News: India along with Singapore will come together when its Navy join hands to carry out mega maritime exercise in the Indian Ocean where the Chinese Navy has been trying to increase its influence.
Four warships of the Indian Navy and long range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8l would be part of the exercise with the Singapore Navy (RSN). Indian naval ships Sahyadri and Kamorta are in Singapore on a port visit from today to May 21 during which they will participate in the ‘International Maritime Review’ (IMR) as well as International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX).
This will surely showcase the capabilities of two countries and help them in expansion and enhance the cordial relationship between Navies of both the countries.
Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, will be attending the events ashore, the Navy Spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said.
Organised by the Singapore Navy, the IMR is likely to be attended by navy chiefs of at least 30 countries.
Held since 1994, this year would be the 24th edition of the annual maritime exercise between the two countries which aims to further cement the defence cooperation between the two countries.
“The visit of the Indian Naval ships seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain,” the Indian Navy said in a statement.