Ex Milan: Indian Navy’s largest exercise
Part of: Prelims and GS III – Defence and security
Context India is set to host its largest naval exercise, Ex Milan, early next year for which 46 countries have been invited.
- The exercise will see the participation of all Quad countries with the U.S. being invited for the first time.
- Milan, which began in 1995, is held biennially and brings together Navies of all the countries in the region. It has so far been held at Port Blair but is now being shifted to Visakhapatnam which offers more space and infrastructure
- The invitees include all Indian Ocean littoral states and countries from South East Asia