Part of: GS Prelims
In News: The 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was conducted from 02 to 04 Sep 21.
- Initiated in 1994
- Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy i.e., Singapore
Significance of bilateral defence ties between both countries
- Sustained the continuity of this significant engagement despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic
- Despite these constraints during the planning stages, both navies could achieve seamless and safe execution of several challenging evolutions including live weapon firing and advanced naval warfare serials, including anti-submarine, anti-air and anti-surface warfare drills.
- The scale and complexity of the drills is ample testimony to the interoperability achieved between both Navies.
News Source: PIB