Copyright infringement not intended
Context: INS Satpura and a P8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy reached Darwin in Australia for participation in the multinational Exercise Kakadu – 2022, hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.
- The two week-long Exercise, both in harbour and sea, involves ships and maritime aircraft from 14 navies.
- During the harbour phase of the exercise, the ship’s crew will engage in operational planning interactions and sports activities with participating Navies.
- Exercise KAKADU, which started in 1993, is a multilateral regional maritime engagement exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
- The exercise is held biennially in Darwin and the Northern Australian Exercise Areas (NAXA) for undertaking maritime activities among regional navies to ensure peace in Indo-Pacific region.
- It derives its name from Kakadu National Park, which is a protected area in the northern territory of Australia, 171 km south-east of Darwin.
- KAKADU 2018, the 14th edition of the exercise, saw participation of warships and aircrafts from over 25 different countries.