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Indian Navy Conducts Maritime Exercise with Singapore

Published on September 25, 2023
Current Context: SIMBEX 2023 is a bilateral naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) that has been conducted annually since 1994. It is the longest continuous naval exercise that the Indian Navy has with any other country.
Indian Navy Conducts Maritime Exercise with Singapore
  • This year marks the 30th edition of SIMBEX, which is being held from September 21 to 28, 2023.The exercise comprises a shore phase at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base, and a sea phase in the southern reaches of the South China Sea within international waters.
  • The exercise also includes the participation of a submarine from each navy for the first time, as well as a signing of a submarine rescue joint standard operating procedures document.
  • The Indian Navy is represented by a Rajput-class destroyer, INS Ranvijay; a Kamorta-class corvette, INS Kavaratti; a Sindhughosh-class submarine, INS Sindhukesari; and a P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.
  • SIMBEX 2023 is a demonstration of the strong political and strategic commitment by both India and Singapore to strengthen their military and security ties in the region.
  • It also reflects the deep and long-standing friendship between the two countries and their navies. SIMBEX 2023 showcases the high level of interoperability and professionalism of both navies, as well as their ability to jointly undertake multi-discipline operations in the maritime domain.


Q.1 What is the name of the Indian Navy’s destroyer that participated in SIMBEX 2023?
a. INS Ranvir
b. INS Rana
c. INS Rajput
d. INS Ranvijay

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