India-Australia Indian Ocean Surveillance Activity

A Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft has deployed to India under a combined India-Australia maritime surveillance initiative. India and Australia will conduct activities in the Indian Ocean Region to build operational maritime domain awareness, practice anti-submarine warfare maneuvers and bolster military interoperability. This builds upon the successful deployment of an Indian P-8I aircraft to Darwin in April this…

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Defence Secretary Commissions Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Saksham at Goa

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Saksham, the fifth in the series of 105-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) class, at Goa on March 16, 2022 in the presence of Director General Coast Guard Shri V S Pathania and other senior dignitaries of Central and State governments. ‘Saksham’, meaning ‘capable’, is manifestation of ICG will and…

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Navy Unites with Partners in Exercise Milan

HMAS Arunta recently took part in the multilateral Exercise Milan 2022. It was the first large-scale multilateral exercise on Navy’s calendar this year. The Indian-led exercise was held in the port of Vishakhapatnam, India, and in the Bay of Bengal. It aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly navies and provide experience operating at sea in a multilateral large force.…

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SLINEX Concludes on Successful Note

The Sri Lanka-India Naval Exercise (SLINEX) was successfully held at the Naval Dockyard of Visakhapatnam, India and in the Bay of Bengal from 07th to 10th March 2022. Representing the Sri Lanka Navy, SLNS Sayurala took part in the bilateral naval exercise. The 09th edition of ‘SLINEX’ comprised two phases, as Harbor Phase and Sea Phase. The Indian Navy was…

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US Navy Participates in Exercise Milan for First Time

U.S Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA), from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, joined with ships, aircraft and personnel from India and numerous other navies to begin Exercise Milan 2022, in the Bay of Bengal, Feb. 25. This year marks the first time U.S. has participated in Exercise…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Ships Visit Cochin

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) as part of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser “Varyag” and a large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs” made a planned call at the port of Cochin (Republic of India). For the period of entry in the waters of the Indian port, it is planned to conduct a joint Russian-Indian…

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Maiden Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation

Maiden ‘Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation’ is being conducted between the lead Maritime Security Agencies of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27 and 28 November 2021. Ships and aircraft of Indian Navy (IN), Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) are participating and operating over a vast area in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of…

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French Air Defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul Calls at Mumbai

Chevalier Paul, a Horizon-class air defense destroyer is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of France’s permanent military presence in the region. As part of this deployment, it is making a port call at Mumbai on November 18-19, and later at Kochi, marking Indo-French naval cooperation and the central role that India plays in France’s naval presence and…

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