Indian Navy to host multi-nation military drill : MILAN 2020

Indian Navy to host multi-nation military drill : MILAN 2020


Indian Navy to host multi-nation military drill: Indian Navy will be hosting military drill called ‘Milan 2020’ at Visakhapatnam in March 2020 which will witness the participation of several countries. MILAN stands for ‘Multilateral Naval Exercise’. Apart from a large number of ships, senior dignitaries are also expected to take part in various functions and visit naval facilities during MILAN 2020.

The MILAN  Military Drill is series of biennial exercises commenced in 1995. It was conducted at Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) until last year. It is being conducted for the first time on mainland at Eastern Naval Command(ENC) with increased scope and complexity of the Exercise.

Countries that are invited to take part in the Military Drill are : 41 nations from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe that share defence cooperation with India have been invited for the drill. These include- Indonesia, Maldives, Australia, Somalia, Kenya, Mozambique, Sudan, Qatar, Thailand, Malaysia, , Egypt, France, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar, New Zealand, USA, Israel, Tanzania, Comoros, Seychelles Brunei, Philippines, Japan, UK, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Mauritius, Cambodia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Kuwait, Iran, Russia, Djibouti, Bahrain, UAE, Eritrea and Bangladesh.

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