SITMEX 19 commenced at Port Blair

SITMEX 19 commenced at Port Blair

SITMEX-19 (Singapore India Thailand Maritime Exercise) Trilateral Exercise has commenced from 18 September 2019 at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The five-day-long naval exercise is held between the Indian Navy (IN), Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), and Royal Thai Navy (RTN).


Aim:

SITMEX-19 exercise aims to enhance maritime interoperability between the participating navies. It also aims to provide experience sharing of best practices. The exercise will strengthen the mutual confidence amongst the 3 navies in terms of development of a common understanding of procedures. The exercise will contribute significantly to enhance the overall maritime security in the region.

Participating naval ships:
  • Singapore ships named Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Tenacious, a Formidable-class guided missile stealth frigate and His Majesty's Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi, a Guided Missile Frigate are participating in the SITMEX-19 exercise. Indian Naval Ships including INS Ranvir, a Guided Missile Destroyer, Kora, a missile corvette and Sukanya, an Offshore Patrol Vessel along with P8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft are participating in the event.
  • The harbour phase of the exercise was held at Port Blair. This phase included professional interaction in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE), Pre-Sail Conferences. The Command teams attended the exercise.
  • The sea phase is being held from 18 September to 20 September 2019. Exercise includes surface and air operations involving Gunnery, Force Protection Measures and Communication drills which would provide sharing of experiences and ideas between the countries.

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