Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘Simbex’ – 2022

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Source: The post is based on the article Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘Simbex’ – 2022published in PIB on 28th October 2022

What is the News?

The Indian Navy is hosting the 29th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX)  at Visakhapatnam.

Note: SIMBEX-2022 is being conducted in two phases – Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam followed by the Sea Phase in the Bay of Bengal 

About Exercise SIMBEX

SIMBEX is a joint maritime bilateral exercise between Indian and Singapore navies. 

The exercise began in 1994 and was initially known as Exercise Lion King.

Objective: To enhance interoperability amongst the navies and underscore the shared responsibility of the countries to work together to keep sea lines of communications open.

Significance: SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy.

Other exercises between India and Singapore

Exercise SITMEX: It is a bilateral maritime exercise between the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), Royal Thailand Navy(RTN) and Indian Navy(IN). It was conducted for the first time in 2019.

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