Defence Exercises of Indian Armed Forces: Indian Navy


The term Military exercise is basically a large-scale activity involving military forces from multiple countries or commands, designed to demonstrate the level of alliance between those forces and their ability to coordinate, as a signal to potential military adversaries. It is also considered as a measure to check the power as the ultimate yardstick of national power is military capability. Here we will give you an insight of various exercises conducted by Indian Navy.

INDIAN NAVY
SAHYOG-KAJIN- 16
Participating Countries- India and Japan
Exercise Sahyog-Kaijin was conducted between Indian Navy and Japanese naval counterpart on 15th January 2016. India’s Coast Guard vessel Samudra Pehredar and the Japanese vessel Echigo were berthed at Chennai Port for the bilateral training. The main was to focus on Anti-piracy procedures, search and rescue operations and interoperability between the two forces.

MALABAR- 17
Participating Countries- India, Japan and USA
It was a trilateral exercise conducted among India, Japan and USA. It was the 21st edition conducted from 10th to 17th July 2017.It was conducted off Guam, a major US Naval Base in the Western Pacific. The main aim was to look forward to working together to build upon and advance their working relationship.

VARUN- 18
Participating Countries- India and France
Indian Naval Ships Mumbai and Trikand participated in the 16th edition of ‘Exercise Varuna’ with the French Navy in the South Western Indian Ocean on 19th March 2018.The main focus was to exercise a number of evolutions aimed at enhancing interoperability were conducted which included, manoeuvres, cross deck flying and medium range gun firing.

KONKAN- 16
Participating Countries- India and United Kingdom
It is an annual bilateral exercise conducted between India and UK.It was conducted in two phases in Mumbai and Goa respectively. Konkan 16 was conducted in two phases in Mumbai and Goa.
The first phase (05 to 09 December 2016) was held in Mumbai. In which there was a command planning exercise.The second phase is a LIVE EXERCISE (LIVEX) will be held from 12 to 16 December 2016 at Goa. It main aim was interaction between the Indian MarineCommandos (MARCOs) and the Royal Marines.

SLINEX- 17
Participating Countries- India and Sri lanka
SLINEX 2017 was the seventh edition of joint maritime exersine between India and Sri Lanka.It was held near Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) in Bay of Bengal. This exercise was conducted from 7th to 14th September 2017.The main aim was to focus on fleet work, seamanship, communication, replenishment at sea as well as helicopter operations

IN-BN CORPAT- 18
Participating Countries- India and Bangladesh
This exercise was held from 27th June to 3rd July 2018 concluded at Visakhapatanam. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff inaugurated the first edition of Indian Navy - Bangladesh Navy Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) on 27 June 2018, which is being instituted as an annual feature between the navies of both countries.The main event includes cross visits between participating units from both navies, training visit for BN personnel to INS Dega and Ship Handling and Damage Control Simulators.

AUSINDEX-15
Participating Countries- India and Australia
It is a bilateral exercise conducted between Indian Navy and its Australian counterpart,It was conducted on the east coast of India, began at Visakhapatnam on 12 July 2018. It comprised two RAN ships - HMAS Sirius (fleet tanker), HMAS Arunta (Anzac class frigate) - and one submarine HMAS Sheean (Collins class submarine).The main was to strengthen maritime cooperation between the nations and further the ability to undertake regional joint and combined operations such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief .

SIMBEX- 17
Participating Countries- India and Singapore
It is a bilateral exercise conducted between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy in South China Sea. The 24th edition was held from 18th May to 24th May 2017. The main was to increase the interoperability among the two navies as well as developing a common understanding and procedures among the two navies for maritime security operations. The major thrust of the exercise was on Anti-Submarine Operations (ASN).

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