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SITMEX – 21                                            

16th November, 2021 Security

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Context: Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, participated in the 3rd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX – 21.

  • SITMEX-21 fortified the long-standing bond of friendship and further enhance the cooperation between the participating navies towards augmenting the overall maritime security in the region.



  • SITMEX is being conducted annually since 2019 with an aim to enhance mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices between Navies.
  • The exercise is being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise in view of COVID-19 restrictions
  • It highlighted growing synergy, coordination and cooperation in the maritime domain between the three friendly navies.