The end of the annual joint exercise of the Singapore and the Indian Navy
The Ministry of Defense of Singapore issued a notice today (25th) that the perennial bilateral naval exercises jointly carried out by the Singapore and the Indian navy are concluded today.
The exercise, code-named “SIMBEX”, was held in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean for three days. Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, this year’s exercise was planned online, and the personnel of the two militaries did not have any physical contact during the exercise.
Singapore sent two frigates, RSS Intrepid and RSS Steadfast, carrying an S-70B carrier-based helicopter, as well as RSS Endeavour, to participate in the exercise.
The armaments dispatched by India included: the destroyer INS Rana on board a Chetak helicopter, the frigate INS Kamorta, the submarine INS Sindhuraj and a P8I Maritime patrol aircraft.
The Singapore Defence Ministry noted that during the exercise, the navies of the two countries carried out artillery fire, mobile exercises, communication exercises and a series of advanced naval combat exercises, including anti-submarine and anti-surface combat exercises.