Exercise Samudra Laksamana

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Source-This post on Exercise Samudra Laksamana is based on the article “India-Malaysia Bilateral Maritime Exercise: Samudra Laksamana” published in “PIB” on 1st March 2024.

Why in the News?

The Indian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy are participating in the bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’. It is taking place from February 28 to March 2, 2024, at or off Visakhapatnam.

About Exercise Samudra Laksamana

Exercise Samudra Laksamana
Source- PIB

1. Aim– The exercise aims to strengthen ties and improve coordination between the Indian and Royal Malaysian Navy.

2. Command under it is conducted–  Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command

3. Edition– This is the 3rd Edition of this exercise which includes harbor professional interactions followed by the operational phase at sea.

4. Harbour Phase– The exercise will involve a harbor phase featuring professional interactions, Subject Matter Expert Exchange on topics of mutual interest, social events, interactions with locals, and various sports activities.

5. Sea Phase– During the sea phase, units will collectively refine their skills while performing various sea operations.

6. Participating ships- Indian Naval Ship Kiltan and Royal Malaysian Ship KD Lekir

Note– INS Kiltan is a Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy.

UPSC Syllabus- Defence Exercise 

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