List of Indian Navy Joint Maritime Exercises from 2018 to 2021

Indian Navy Joint Maritime Exercises from 2018 to 2021. Indian Navy conducts/participates in bilateral/multilateral maritime exercises and coordinated patrols (CORPATS) with friendly foreign countries on a regular basis.

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The aim and objective of these exercises include providing operational exposure to our Naval forces, enhance interoperability and undertake mutual exchange of best practices, special operations tactics and to develop cooperation among the armed forces of participating nations, etc.  In this process, the current tactical and technological practices/techniques, etc., are exchanged during such exercises.

The expenditure incurred varies on the magnitude of our participation and assets deployed during such exercises and are met almost entirely from the budget of the Indian Navy.  Our Navy is represented by various units/troops in such exercises which are decided based on the nature and requirement of specific exercise.

Joint Maritime Exercises

The details of Joint Maritime Exercises conducted with foreign countries during the last three years i.e., from the year 2018-19 to 2020-21 are as under:-

Sl. NoCountryExerciseYear (s)
1.ADMM Plus CountriesADMM Plus Exercise2019-20
2.AustraliaAUSINDEX2019-20
KAKADU2018-19
Black Carillon (Multi-lateral)2019-20
3.BangladeshIN-BN CORPAT (Annual)2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
IN-BN BILAT (Annual)2019-20, 2020-21
IN-BN SF Exercise (Annual)2019-20
4.Brazil & South AfricaIBSAMAR2018-19
5.FranceVARUNA2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
6.IndonesiaIND-INDO CORPAT

(Bi-annual)

(Coordinated Patrol)

2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
IND-INDO BILAT2018-19, 2019-20
7.IONS (Indian Ocean Naval Symposium)IONS Working Group Exercise (Multilateral)2019-20
8.JapanJIMEX2018-19, 2020-21
EOD J2A (Multilateral)2019-20
9.MalaysiaIN-RMN BILAT2019-20
10.MaldivesEx EKATHA2018-19, 2019-20
11.MyanmarIMCOR2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
IN-MN BILAT2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
12.OmanNaseem-al-Bahr2019-20
13.QatarZa’ir Al Bahr2019-20
14.RussiaINDRA NAVY2018-19, 2020-21
15.SingaporeSIMBEX2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
16.Singapore & ThailandIndia, Singapore, Thailand Trilateral Exercise (SITMEX)2019-20, 2020-21
17.Sri LankaSLINEX2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
IN-SLN SF Exercise2019-20
18.ThailandINDO-THAI CORPAT2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
19.UAEIN-UAEN BILAT2018-19
20.UKKONKAN2018-19, 2019-20
21.USA & JapanMALABAR2018-19, 2019-20
22.USASPITTING COBRA (IN-USN EOD Exercise)2019-20
SANGAM(IN-USN SF Exercise)2019-20
IMX2019-20
CUTLASS Express (Multilateral)2019-20
RIMPAC (Multilateral)2018-19
23.USA, Japan & AustraliaMALABAR2020-21
24.VietnamIN-VPN BILAT2018-19, 2019-20
25.Friendly Foreign CountriesMILAN (Multilateral)2018-19
26.Western Pacific Naval SymposiumWPNS Exercise (Multilateral)2018-19

The conduct and planning of such exercises is a continuous process.  The countries with which joint military exercises are proposed to be conducted during the coming year include most of the above countries, and these exercises are under the stage of discussions with respective countries.

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