The Indian Navy will host the twenty seventh version of the India-Singapore bilateral maritime train SIMBEX-20 from Monday to Wednesday within the Andaman sea, stated an official assertion on Sunday.
“The 2020 version of SIMBEX will witness participation by Indian Navy ships together with destroyer Rana with integral Chetak helicopter and indigenously constructed corvettes Kamorta and Karmuk,” the Navy stated within the assertion.
As well as, Indian Navy’s submarine Sindhuraj and P8I maritime reconnaissance plane may also take part within the train, it stated.
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) will probably be represented by the Formidable-class frigates Intrepid and Steadfast with S70B helicopter and Endurance-class touchdown ship tank Endeavour within the train, the assertion stated.
The SIMBEX sequence of workouts between the Indian Navy and the RSN have been carried out yearly since 1994 and they’re aimed toward enhancing mutual interoperability and imbibing greatest practices from one another, the assertion stated.
The 2020 train is being carried out as a ‘non-contact, at sea solely’ train in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it stated.