Saturday, April 3, 2010

India-Singapore Naval Exercises Getting Underway

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
April 5, 2009

NEW DELHI — The Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy are holding SIMBEX 2010 — the Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise - in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal April 3-16.
Cooperation between the two countries’ navies has evolved over the years from training-oriented anti-submarine warfare exercises to complex exercises involving multiple facets of sea operations.
They now include a wider range of sea-going operations,ranging from platform-specific exercises in damage control and firefighting to complex three dimensional threat scenarios involving air,surface and submerged threats.
The exercise will be conducted initially in the Andaman Sea and then move to the Bay of Bengal. The Indian Navy has fast attack craft,landing ship tank, destroyer, tanker, submarine and fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Singapore’s navy is participating with the RSS Intrepid(Formidable Class frigate)and RSS Victory (Victory class missile corvette.
- Neelam Mathews

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