Full List Of Joint Maritime Exercise 2021

Indian Navy conducts/participates in bilateral/multilateral maritime exercises and coordinated patrols (CORPATS) with friendly foreign countries on a regular basis.

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.

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. No. Country Exercise Year (s)
1 ADMM Plus Countries ADMM Plus Exercise 2019-20
2 Australia AUSINDEX 2019-20
  Australia KAKADU 2018-19
  Australia Black Carillon (Multi-lateral) 2019-20
3 Bangladesh IN-BN CORPAT (Annual) 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  Bangladesh IN-BN BILAT (Annual) 2019-20, 2020-21
  Bangladesh IN-BN SF Exercise (Annual) 2019-20
4 Brazil & South Africa IBSAMAR 2018-19
5 France VARUNA 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
6 Indonesia IND-INDO CORPAT 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  Indonesia (Bi-annual) 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  Indonesia (Coordinated Patrol) 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  Indonesia IND-INDO BILAT 2018-19, 2019-20
7 IONS IONS Working Group Exercise (Multilateral) 2019-20
8 Japan JIMEX 2018-19, 2020-21
  Japan EOD J2A (Multilateral) 2019-20
9 Malaysia IN-RMN BILAT 2019-20
10 Maldives Ex EKATHA 2018-19, 2019-20
11 Myanmar IMCOR 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  Myanmar IN-MN BILAT 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
12 Oman Naseem-al-Bahr 2019-20
13 Qatar Za’ir Al Bahr 2019-20
14 Russia INDRA NAVY 2018-19, 2020-21
15 Singapore SIMBEX 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
16 Singapore & Thailand India, Singapore, Thailand Trilateral Exercise (SITMEX) 2019-20, 2020-21
17 Sri Lanka SLINEX 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  Sri Lanka IN-SLN SF Exercise 2019-20
18 Thailand INDO-THAI CORPAT 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
19 UAE IN-UAEN BILAT 2018-19
20 UK KONKAN 2018-19, 2019-20
21 USA SPITTING COBRA (IN-USN EOD Exercise) 2019-20
  USA SANGAM(IN-USN SF Exercise) 2019-20
  USA IMX 2019-20
  USA CUTLASS Express (Multilateral) 2019-20
  USA RIMPAC (Multilateral) 2018-19
22 USA & Japan MALABAR 2018-19, 2019-20
23 USA, Japan & Australia MALABAR 2020-21
24 Vietnam IN-VPN BILAT 2018-19, 2019-20
25 Friendly Foreign Countries MILAN (Multilateral) 2018-19
26 Western Pacific Naval Symposium WPNS Exercise (Multilateral) 2018-19

The conduct and planning of such exercises is a continuous process.  The countries with which joint military exercise 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.

This information was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Shri PC Gaddigoudar in Lok Sabha Dated 3rd February 2021.


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