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14th September, 2022 Security

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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.