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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 articleIONS MARITIME EXERCISE 2022 (IMEX 22)published in PIB on 30th March 2022.

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