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, mentioned 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 mentioned within the assertion.
As well as, Indian Navy’s submarine Sindhuraj and P8I maritime reconnaissance plane may also take part within the train, it mentioned.
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) can 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 mentioned.
The SIMBEX sequence of workouts between the Indian Navy and the RSN have been performed yearly since 1994 and they’re aimed toward enhancing mutual interoperability and imbibing greatest practices from one another, the assertion mentioned.
The 2020 train is being performed as a ‘non-contact, at sea solely’ train in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it mentioned.