Exercise RIMPAC-22

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Exercise RIMPAC-22 will be conducted from June 29 to August 4 in and near the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

  • 27 countries are participating in the current edition of the multidisciplinary exercise.

  • RIMPAC-22

  • Its objective is to build interoperability and trust among friendly navies.

  • The theme of RIMPAC 2022 is Capable, Adaptive, Partners.

  • The first RIMPAC was held in 1971 involving forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

  • India's participation

  • India participated in RIMPAC for the first time in the year 2014 when the indigenously built Shivalik class stealth frigate INS Sahyadri participated in the exercise.

  • INS Sahyadri again represented the country in the 2018 edition.

  • In the year 2016, INS Satpura joined the maritime exercise.

  • Prior to 2014, the Indian Navy's presence in the WarGames was only as an observer for the 2006, 2010 and 2012 editions.

  • In the current edition, INS Satpura of the Indian Navy and a P8I maritime patrol aircraft are participating in the exercise.

  • P8I Maritime Patrol Vessel

  • The P-8I is a long-range multi-mission maritime patrol vessel built by Boeing for the Indian Navy.

  • It was designed to protect India's coastline and territorial waters.

  • It can conduct anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (AsuW), intelligence, maritime patrol and surveillance and military testing.

  • INS Satpura

  • INS Satpura (F48) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy.

  • INS Satpura was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

  • INS Satpura is an indigenously designed and built 6000 ton guided missile stealth frigate capable of detecting and destroying air, surface and underwater adversaries.

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