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Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX)                                        

6th September, 2021 Security and Defence

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  • 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was conducted from Sep 2-4, 2021.


About Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX):

  • India and Singapore have carried out a mega naval war game in the southern fringes of the South China Sea, in reflection of their growing congruence of interests in the strategically key region.
  • It was the 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX).
  • Initiated in 1994, SIMBEX is the Indian Navy's longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy.
  • Sustaining the continuity of this significant engagement despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic further underscores the strength of bilateral defence ties.
  • India-Singapore defence ties remain a very significant aspect of the overall engagement between the two countries.
  • Both navies have a representation in each other's Maritime Information Fusion Centres and have also recently signed an agreement on mutual submarine rescue support and coordination.