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7th September, 2021 Security and Defence


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  • Royal Australian navy and Indian navy commence bilateral exercise, called ‘AUSINDEX’.
  • Royal Australian Navy (RAN) participated in Exercise MALABAR along with the IN units is also part of the exercise.



  • It is the 4th edition of AUSINDEX .
  • This edition of AUSINDEX includes complex surface, sub-surface and air operations between ships, submarines, helicopters and Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the participating Navies.
  • Commenced in 2015 as a bilateral IN-RAN maritime exercise, AUSINDEX has grown in complexity over the years.
  • The exercise provide an opportunity for both Navies to further bolster inter-operability, gain from best practices and develop a common understanding of procedures for Maritime Security Operations.