India, Australia maritime cooperation to cover piracy, terrorism


For the first time during the India-Australia biennial maritime naval exercise Ausindex, submarine warfare exercise has been included this year. The biennial exercise Ausindex, which is being held in Visakhapatnam for the second time since 2015, has also become more complex with more ships and personnel involved.

Around 2,000 navy personnel from the two countries are taking part in Ausindex, which is taking place from April 2 till April 14. This year, 55 American military personnel and 20 military personnel from New Zealand embarked on board the Australian naval ships would also be witnessing the exercises.

In this regard, a joint media interaction was held on Friday on board INS Sahyadri, which was addressed by Commanding Officer of the Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Suraj Berry and Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead.  Read More

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