NEW DELHI – Four Indian Navy ships are in Singapore to take part in various maritime activities and the annual bilateral naval exercises.
The Sahyadri and Shivalik frigates, replenishment vessel Jyoti and anti-submarine warfare corvette Kamorta will participate in the Singaporean Ministry of Defence’s inaugural International Maritime Review on Monday and join the activities related to the biennial Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) from May 16 to 18.
The warships, along with a navy patrol aircraft P-8l, will later participate in the Singapore-Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX), according to India’s Defence Ministry.
SIMBEX 2017 is the 24th edition of the annual naval drills held since 1994 with the aim boosting defence ties between the two countries.
“The current deployment will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas,” the ministry said.
The Indian ships will be in Singapore until May 21.