Brief on SIMBEX-19

May 19, 2019 – On successful completion of IMDEX 19, IN ships Kolkata and Shakti are continuing their stay at Singapore to participate in the annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX-2019 scheduled from 16 May to 22 May 19. Since its inception in 1993, SIMBEX has grown in tactical and operational complexity. the annual bilateral exercise saw its progression from traditional anti-submarine exercises to more complex maritime exercises such as advanced air defence operations, anti air/ surface practice firings, tactical exercises, etc. Over the years SIMBEX has stood the…

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Harbour Phase Of SIMBEX 2018 Commences With Ops Conferences

The Harbor Phase of SIMBEX-18 commenced with two Op Conferences conducted at Port Blair on 10 and 11 November 2018. The conferences, attended by the Ops Teams and aircrew from all participating ships and aircraft, discussed planning and execution details of various exercises scheduled during the Sea Phase. Towards ensuring safe ASW operations with RSS Swordsman, a submarine safety meeting was also held. As part of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE), Eastern Fleet staff, flight crew and aviation officers of IN Ships Sahyadri, Shakti, Satpura and Kadmatt visited RSN Steadfast…

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SIMBEX-18 Starts at Port Blair

November 10, 2018 – There are only a few militaries that can boast of continuity and cooperation in the field of maritime combat drills like the navies of India and Singapore and that too sustained for 25 years. When the frontline ships of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy and those of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) made their entry into the azure waters of Port Blair in the pristine Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 10 November 2018, it was a treat for the on lookers. The ships…

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U.S., Singaporean Navies Enhance Maritime Partnership in Guam

The U.S. and Singaporean navies concluded Exercise Pacific Griffin 2017 in Guam September 2. Pacific Griffin 17, which began Aug. 19, served as this year’s U.S.-Singapore annual maritime exercise. It was coordinated months in advance by planners from both navies, officials said. Pacific Griffin highlights the longstanding maritime partnership between the U.S. and the Republic of Singapore navies through 23 years of annual-bilateral exercises. “The U.S. Navy deeply values our close partnership with the Republic of Singapore Navy,” said Navy Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7. “Pacific Griffin…

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