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12th edition of the MILAN naval exercise held at Visakhapatnam

Published on February 23, 2024
Current Context: The 12th edition of the Multilateral Naval Exercise MILAN24 commenced on 19 Feb 2024 in Visakhapatnam.
12th edition of the MILAN naval exercise held at Visakhapatnam
  • The 12th edition of the Multilateral Naval Exercise, MILAN 2024, saw participation from over 50 nations. 
  • Some of the participating countries included the US, Japan, Australia, France, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
  • This exercise saw the arrival of warships and one maritime patrol aircraft from FFC.
  • From the Indian Navy, nearly 20 ships including aircraft carriers INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya, and nearly 50 aircraft including MiG29K, LCA, Tejas, and P8I participated in the exercise.
  • The harbour phase of the exercise, which took place from 19 to 23 Feb 2024, included the Milan Opening Ceremony, International City Parade, International Maritime Seminar, MILAN Tech Expo, MILAN Village, Subject Matter Expert Exchange, and Table Top Exercise.
  • The sea phase, which was conducted from 24 to 27 Feb 2024, involved participating Navies conducting advanced Air Defence, Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface Warfare drills.
  • Gunnery shoots on aerial and surface targets, manoeuvres, and underway replenishment were also conducted.
  • MILAN 2024 aims to strengthen regional cooperation and maritime security, foster interoperability and understanding between participating navies, and provide a platform for sharing best practices and expertise.


Q.1 Which Indian Navy aircraft carriers participated in MILAN24?
a. INS Vikrant and INS Viraat
b. INS Vikramaditya and INS Viraat
c. INS Viraat and INS Virat
d. INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya
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