What is the News?
The maiden edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium(IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) was conducted at Goa and in the Arabian Sea.
What is IMEX-22?
It is a maiden maritime exercise of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium(IONS).
Aim: To enhance interoperability in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations among member navies.
Participating Countries: The exercise witnessed participation of 15 out of the 25 member nations of IONS.
The exercise comprised a Harbour Phase at Marmugao port, Goa, followed by a Sea Phase in the Arabian Sea.
Significance: The exercise is seen as a significant stepping stone for regional navies to collaborate and respond collectively to natural disasters in the region, and paves the way for further strengthening regional cooperation.
Source: This post is based on the article “IONS MARITIME EXERCISE 2022 (IMEX 22)” published in PIB on 30th March 2022.