15 June 2017

India-Australia naval exercise ‘AUSINDEX 17’ begins

India-Australia naval exercise ‘AUSINDEX 17’ begins

Indian warships began a week-long naval exercise off the coast of Western Australia. The second AUSINDEX exercises are aimed at increasing interoperability between Australian and Indian naval forces, executing complex naval manoeuvres.

The first AUSINDEX was held in the Bay of Bengal in 2015. As the only countries with the largest Indian Ocean coastline, Australia and India are natural partners in maritime security, particularly in the region where India has its greatest strategic interests.

Important Takeaways from above News-
  • In May 2017, Singapore and India held a maritime bilateral exercise 'SIMBEX 17'
  • Canberra is the Capital of Australia and its currency is Australian dollar.
  • Marise Payne is Australia’s 53rd Minister for Defence.
  • Malcolm Turnbull is the present PM of Australia.
Source- AIR World Service

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