Naval exercise between India and Singapore


Posted on 04 September 2021


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Over the last three days, India and Singapore have conducted a major naval exercise on the southern margins of the South China Sea, reflecting their growing convergence of interests in the strategically important region. From September 2-4, the Indian Navy sent its guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay, anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan, guided-missile corvette INS Kora, and one P8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft to the 'SIMBEX' exercise, according to officials. According to the report, the Singapore Navy was represented by the fearsome class frigate RSS Steadfast, the victory class missile corvette RSS Vigour, one Archer class submarine, and one Fokker-50 maritime patrol aircraft. During the air defence training, four F-16 fighter aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) took part in the exercise. The Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise was held for the 28th time. SIMBEX is the Indian Navy's longest-running bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy, having begun in 1994.


Key Points


  • Over the last three days, India and Singapore have conducted a major naval exercise on the southern margins of the South China Sea, reflecting their growing convergence of interests in the strategically important region.

  • SIMBEX is the Indian Navy's longest-running bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy, having begun in 1994.


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