India-Singapore Joint Naval Exercises

2019 ias preliminary exam test series

A Singapore Navy ship reached Vishakhapatnam to participate in the India-Singapore joint naval exercise.

RSS Formidable, a multi-role stealth frigate will participate in the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises ‘SIMBEX-16’.

The SIMBEX series was first formalized when Singaporean Navy ships began training with the Indian Navy in 1994.

Simbex-16, being held in the Bay of Bengal region, is 23rd in the series and is aimed to increase interoperability and to develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.

The thrust of exercises at sea this year would be on anti-submarine warfare, integrated operations with surface, air and sub-surface forces, air defence and surface encounters.

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