Maiden ASEAN-India Maritime exercise begins in Singapore

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Maiden ASEAN-India Maritime exercise begins in Singapore

The first ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023) began on 2 May in Singapore.

An overview of the news

  • The maiden exercise is being conducted off the coast of Singapore.

  • It aims to enhance interoperability and exchange of best practices among the participating navies.

  • INS Satpura and INS Delhi, accompanied by RADM Gurcharan Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, have reached Singapore to participate in the exercise.

  • AIME 2023 will provide an opportunity for Indian Navy and ASEAN navies to work together closely and conduct seamless operations in the maritime domain.

  • Indian Navy ships will also participate in the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC) and the International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX-23).

  • The Philippine Navy has deployed its missile frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) with a 140-man crew of Naval Task Group 80.5 onboard in the exercise.

Phase of the exercise

  • Harbour Phase - to be conducted at Changi Naval Base. 

  • Sea Phase - to be conducted in the South China Sea.  

INS Delhi and INS Satpura

  • INS Delhi is India’s first indigenously-built guided missile destroyer. 

  • INS Satpura, is an indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate and are fitted with state-of-the art weapons and sensors.

  • Both are part of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam and are under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

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