Q. With reference to Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX), consider the following statements;
1.The exercise began in 1980 and was initially known as Exercise Panther.
2.SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] .2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] .Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:
Statement 1 is incorrect: SIMBEX is a joint maritime bilateral exercise between Indian and Singapore navies.
The exercise began in 1994 and was initially known as Exercise Lion King.

Statement 2 is correct: SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy.

Source: Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘Simbex’ – 2022