ASEAN India Maritime Exercise
Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Delhi on May 1st, 2023, led by RAdm Gurcharan Singh, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, arrived in Singapore to participate in the inaugural ASEAN India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023). The exercise is scheduled to take place from May 2nd to May 8th, 2023.
ASEAN India Maritime Exercise: Key Points
- The Harbor Phase of AIME-2023 will be held at Changi Naval Base from May 2nd to May 4th, 2023, and the Sea Phase will take place in the South China Sea from May 7th to May 8th, 2023.
- The primary goal of AIME-2023 is to provide an opportunity for the Indian Navy and ASEAN navies to work together closely and conduct seamless operations in the maritime domain.
About INS Delhi and INS Satpura:
- INS Delhi, India’s first indigenously-built guided missile destroyer, and INS Satpura, an indigenously-built guided missile stealth frigate, are part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based in Visakhapatnam.
- Both of these ships are fitted with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors and function under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
During their port call at Singapore, the ships will also participate in the International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX-23) and the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC), which are both being hosted by Singapore.