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The 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was conducted.
About Exercise SIMBEX
SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises) is a joint maritime bilateral exercise between Indian and Singapore navies. The first edition of the exercise was conducted in 1994.
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 Exercise between India and Singapore
About 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.
India-Singapore Defence Cooperation
India-Singapore Defence relations cover a very wide spectrum of collaboration from conventional military-to-military exchanges to HADR and cyber security.
Both navies have a representation in each other’s Maritime Information Fusion Centres and have also, recently signed an agreement on mutual submarine rescue support and coordination.
Source: This post is based on the article “28th EDITION OF SINGAPORE-INDIA MARITIME BILATERAL EXERCISE SIMBEX” published in PIB on 4th September 2021.