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27th edition of India Navy - Singapore Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea

27th edition of India Navy - Singapore Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea
27th edition of India Navy - Singapore Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea

27th edition of India Navy - Singapore Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea

Indian Navy (IN) is scheduled to host the 27th edition of India - Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea.

About - Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX

The SIMBEX series of exercises between IN and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), being conducted annually since 1994, are aimed at enhancing mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices from each other. The scope and complexity of these exercises has increased steadily over the past two decades to include advanced naval drills covering a wide spectrum of maritime operations.

About - Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20

The 2020 edition of SIMBEX will witness participation by Indian Navy ships including destroyer Rana with integral Chetak helicopter and indigenously built corvettes Kamorta and Karmuk. In addition, IN submarine Sindhuraj and P8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft will also participate in the exercise.

Represented by - The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)

Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) will be represented by the ‘Formidable’ Class frigates ‘Intrepid’ and ‘Steadfast’ with integral S70B helicopter and ‘Endurance’ Class Landing Ship Tank ‘Endeavour’ in the exercise.

Highlights With  Details - 27th edition of India Navy - Singapore Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20

The exercise, being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise in view of COVID-19 pandemic, highlights the high degree of mutual trust and confidence, synergy and cooperation in the maritime domain between the two friendly navies and maritime neighbours. 

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SIMBEX-20 will witness the two friendly navies participate in advanced surface, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare exercises including weapon firings, over three days of intensive joint operations at sea.

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SIMBEX series of exercises exemplify the high level of coordination and convergence of views between India and Singapore, particularly in the maritime domain, towards enhancing the overall maritime security in the region and highlight their commitment to a rules-based international order.

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