India-Singapore navies concluded maritime exercise

The navies of India and Singapore on Wednesday concluded their bilateral naval drill in the strategic South China Sea, where China is flexing its military muscles. The Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX-2019) was conducted by the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy from May 16 to May 22.

One Kolkata Class Destroyer (INS Kolkata), One Fleet Tanker (INS Shakti) and one Poseidon-8I (P8I) Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy participated in the exercise conducted mostly in waters off Singapore, the Indian High Commission here said.

The Singapore Navy, as hosts, deployed one Formidable Class Frigate (RSS Steadfast) and one Victory Class Corvette (RSS Valiant) participated.

The air component from Singapore included one Fokker 50 (F-50) and four F-16 Fighter Aircraft of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Read More

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