India, Singapore to mark 25 years of SIMBEX with large military training


India and Singapore have planned "unprecedented" military exercises as long as SIMBEX (Singapore-India Bilateral Maritime Exercise) which will take place between November 10-21 in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal during the joint exercise was completed 25 years.

A release from the Ministry of Defense said that the 2018 SIMBEX would be "the biggest since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity".

The initial port phase will be held in Port Blair from November 10 to 12, followed by the Sea Phase in the Andaman Sea.

The second port phase from November 16-19 will be held at Visakhapatnam.

The last sea phase will be held in the Bay of Bengal from November 19-21. High-level delegates, including each of the Department of Defense, are also scheduled to observe the exercises including advanced firing, marking new heights in the series.

"The 25th edition will witness a variety of exercises at sea ranging from direct weapons training including several heavy weight torpedo (HWT) and medium / anti-submarine range shots, advanced anti-submarine drills, submarine rescue demonstrations; "integrated surface and anti-air warfare (AAW); Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (UAVs) operate and flying deck crossing helicopters, among others," said the release.

"The number of missiles and the firing of torpedoes carried out is actually unprecedented and perhaps the biggest Indian Navy has been carried out with foreign navies. This year will also witness the highest number and various platforms used by both parties," he added.

Silver Jubilee Memorial Ceremony, various professional interactions and training, 10 km & # 39; Friendship Run & # 39; during the Vizag-Navy Marathon annual event, social nights, and joint cultural programs will be held during the port phase to commemorate 25 years.

The Indian Navy will be represented by Ranvir, INS Ranvijay class destroyers; two stealth multi-role frigates Project 17 – INS Satpura and INS Sahyadri; 28 ASW corvette INS Kadmatt project; Project missile corvette 25A, INS Kirch; INS Shakti Fleet Support Ship; Sindhughosh Class submarine, INS Sindhukirti; P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol and ASW aircraft; Dornier 228 Maritime Patrol aircraft; Mk 132 Eagle AJT and integral helicopters such as UH3H, Seaking 42 B, Seaking 42C and Chetak utility helicopters.

The Singapore Navy will be represented by two Formidable Class stealth frigates, RSS Formidable and RSS Steadfast; one Littoral Mission Vessel RSS Unity; two Corvette Missiles, Vigor RSS and Valiant RSS; an Archer Submarine class, RSS Swordsman; Deep Sea Rescue (DSRV) vehicles; Fokker F50 maritime surveillance aircraft; launch the S70B helicopter and Scan Eagle unmanned air system.

The Indian Navy recently installed its own DSRV and proved its ability in the sea on the west coast.

This year's edition of the sea phase is being carried out under the Command of Rear Admiral Dinesh Tripathi, Officer of the Flag of the Eastern Fleet Command, who will take over the duties of the Commander Group.

The Task Force of the Deputy Commander of the Singapore Navy will be Ho Jee Kien, CO 188 Squadron Missile Corvette for Sea Phase 1 and Colonel Lim Yu Chuan, CO 185 Formif Squadron Frigate for the Second Sea Phase.



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