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India and Singapore commemorate SIMBEX through 25 years of military training


India and Singapore planned an "unprecedented" military drill in SIMBEX between the 10th and 21st of November in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal with the completion of joint training for 25 years.

According to the Ministry of National Defense, SIMBEX 2018 is the largest in terms of size and complexity since 1994.

The initial port stage will take place from 10 to 12 November at Port Blair and the Sea Phase of the Andaman Sea.

A second port stage will be held in Visakhapatnam from November 16th to 19th.

The final marine will be held in the Bay of Bengal from November 19 to 21. High-level delegations, including the Pentagon, are expected to watch practice, including advanced weapons launches, and will record new highs in the series.

"The 25th edition witnesses a variety of drills from the sea, including multiple missile launches, medium torpedo (HWT) and mid-range gun / submarine submarine rocket launch, advanced anti-submarine combat, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) operations and cross-deck helicopters are flying with others. "

"The number of missiles and torpedoes is virtually unprecedented, and probably the largest that the Indian Navy has done with foreign navy, and this year we will have the largest and most diverse platform available," he added.

A social evening and joint cultural program will be held at the port level to celebrate the Silver Jubilee Ceremony, various professional and training interactions, and the 10th annual "Friendship Run" & 25th anniversary during the annual Vizag-Navy Marathon.

The Indian Navy is represented by INS Ranvijay, a Ranvir class destroyer. Two projects 17 multi role stealth frigates – INS Satpura and INS Sahyadri; Project 28 ASW Corvette INS Kadmatt; Project 25A Missile Corvette, INS Kirch; Fleet Supported Ships INS Shakti; Sindhughosh class submarine, INS Sindhukirti; P8I Long Range Ocean Patrol and ASW aircraft; Dornier 228 Maritime patrol aircraft; Mk 132 Hawk AJT and mandatory helicopters such as UH3H, Seaking 42 B, Seaking 42C and Chetak utility helicopters.

The Singapore Navy is represented by two Formidable Class stealth frigates, RSS Formidable and RSS Steadfast. Ritual Mission Ship RSS Unity; Two Missile Corvette, RSS Vigilance and RSS brave; Archer Class Submarine, RSS Swordsman; Deep sea rescue vehicles (DSRV); Fokker F50 maritime reconnaissance aircraft; S70B helicopter and scan eagle unmanned aerial system launched.

The Indian Navy recently introduced its own DSRV and proved its capabilities on the western coast.

This year's edition of the Ocean Phase is being conducted under the direction of Eastern Fleet commander-in-chief Dinesh Tripathi, who will take over the mantle of the Commander Task Group.

The Singapore Navy Commander Task Group will be Ho Jee Kien, CO 188 Missile Corvette Squadron for Sea Phase 1, Col Lim Yu Chuan, CO 185 Formididable Class Frigate Squadron.

– Ian


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