SIMBEX 2010: 17th Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise

by OldSailor on April 5, 2010

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Indian_Navy The 17th annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX 2010) has commenced on April 03. The exercise is going on in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. SIMBEX 2010 is expected to conclude on April 16.

Some interesting features of SIMBEX 2010 are:

  • Participating ships from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)
  • During the course of the exercise the RSN ships would also be visiting Port Blair and Visakhapatnam.
  • Participating ships from the Indian navy:
    • INS Batti Malv (Fast Attack Craft) and INS Mahish (Landing Ship Tank) from the Andaman & Nicobar CommandRepublic_of_Singapore_Navy
    • INS Ranvir (Destroyer), INS Jyoti (Tanker) and a submarine from the Eastern Naval Command.
  • In addition fixed wing and rotary wing aircrafts are also participating in the exercise.

Here are the photographs of RSS Intrepid and RSS Victory available from U.S. Navy website.

RSS_Intrepid_pennant_69 RSS_Victory_pennant_88

View more photographs of the Republic of Singapore Navy from Flickr.

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