16 nations to participate in India Navy's MILAN 2014

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    CHENNAI: A total of 16 navies from the Indian Ocean Region are participating in 'MILAN 2014', the biennial international naval exercise conducted by the Indian Navy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands between February 5 and 9.

    Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand have confirmed their participation, a Navy spokesman said.

    Apart from the naval exercises, a semi ..

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    16 nations to participate in India Navy's MILAN 2014 - The Economic Times
     
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    MILAN 2014 starts from 4th Feb 2014 at Port Blair : Press Release : Indian Navy
    The first week of February will witness Port Blair hosting a multinational mega event, MILAN 2014. MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by the Indian Navy at the the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Port Blair. Besides fostering co-operation through naval exercises and professional interactions, MILAN provides an excellent opportunity for participating navies to come together in a spirit of collaboration and to enhance mutual understanding.

    MILAN made modest beginnings nearly two decades ago when it was first held in 1995. The first edition saw participation of four littoral navies. The event achieved strident success during the ensuing years owing to the high standards of professional content in the interactions. The growing participation over the years bears ample testimony to the success of this multilateral naval initiative. From an event of sub- regional context, MILAN has now grown into a prestigious international event and encompasses participation by maritime forces from not just the Bay of Bengal and South East Asia, but the larger Indian Ocean Region (lOR). While fourteen foreign navies participated in the previous edition of MILAN in 2012, MILAN 2014 is slated to be the largest ever gathering with the participation by navies and maritime forces of 17 countries.

    MILAN 2014 is being held at Port Blair from 04 to 09 February 2014. With the underlying theme of 'Friendship Across the Seas', MILAN 2014 will witness a diverse mix of professional interactions, social events and sporting fixtures. The professional interactions during MILAN encompass sharing of views and ideas on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations at sea. An International Seminar on ‘Maritime Co-operation for HADR Operations’ is on the agenda, in which the Honourable Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands will deliver the Inaugural Address. A professional display of the Rapid Action Medical Team of the Indian Air Force on the sidelines of MILAN 14 would aptly showcase the robust air borne medical capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces.

    Several events of MILAN 2014 will be open to the public. These include the MILAN display, which will have demonstrations by a sky diving team, motor cycle dare devils, and martial arts and canine demonstration by the local police. An International City Parade will be held along the Marina Park Road with marching contingents from all participating foreign navies, as well as the Indian Armed Forces, a flypast by military aircraft and demonstrations of various military operations. The visiting foreign ships will also be open for visits by school children and local public. MILAN 2014 will culminate with a PASSEX or Passage Exercise of naval manoeuvres at sea by all participating naval ships.

    The Golden Jubilee of the oldest naval base in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, INS Jarawa, will also be celebrated during MILAN 2014. Named in recognition of the prominent inhabitants of the Islands, the naval base was commissioned in Feb 1964. The golden jubilee of INS Jarawa also marks fifty years of distinguished service by the Indian Navy in the Islands.

    MILAN 2014 will also provide an apt opportunity to showcase the rich heritage and pristine natural beauty of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the foreign visitors.
     
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    Navy to highlight 50 years of its presence in Andaman & Nicobar during Milan 2014 - The Times of India

    KOLKATA: The Navy will showcase the 50th anniversary of its presence in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during Ex Milan 2014 that starts in Port Blair from Wednesday. This year, 16 navies are participating in the joint exercise that will continue till Sunday.

    "The aim of Milan is to build better co-operation between the navies. This year navies from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand will be participating. We all have common goals and threats. The Indian Navy has been participating in anti-piracy operations in the Malacca Strait along with other navies. In this region, humanitarian aid is a key issue due to the large number of cyclones. There will be a seminar on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief on the opening day itself," a senior official said.

    The other events will be environmental sensitization and a table top exercise. Officials believe that such events lead to better understanding of forces that operate in the neighbourhood. The exercise will conclude with Passex when the foreign ships will finally bid adieu through elaborate maneuvers at sea. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral D K Joshi will visit Port Blair during the exercise.

    "The aim of such exercise is not to showcase military might alone. However, India certainly wants to establish herself as an important player in the region. After all, the Indian Navy has been operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the last 50 years. It's been exactly 40 years since the INHS Dhanvantary was commissioned at Haddo near Port Blair. This has been providing medical care to armed forces officers and personnel and their dependents.

    The hospital also organizes medical camps in remote parts for the local population," the official added.

    In 2013, the importance of the Indo-Pacific region was highlighted in the context of international developments. The need for regional co-operation was then highlighted. Ex Milan started in 1995 with just five countries. In 2012, this grew to 12 countries.
     
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    Indian and foreign naval vessels taking part in the passage exercise held in Andaman Sea on Sunday marking the closure of the ninth edition of Milan multi-naval interaction. Photo: Special Arrangement

    India, Myanmar coordinated patrol on heels of Milan exercise - The Hindu

    The ninth and the largest edition of the Milan series of naval engagements which saw the participation of 16 foreign navies drew to a close on Sunday with the Commander-in-Chief of the joint services Andaman and Nicobar Command Air Marshal P.K. Roy taking salute from aboard the naval offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu as 14 ships, including nine foreign naval vessels, steamed past in a passage exercise.

    The exercise, said a naval spokesperson, gave a glimpse into the level of engagement the Indian Navy had with friendly navies and helped revalidate communication procedures and standard operating procedures for interoperability among ships of participating navies.

    While delegations and foreign warships departed Port Blair, UMS King Aungzeya and UMS Anawrahta of the Myanmar Navy returned to Port Blair's Haddo Wharf for a few days' work-up [training to optimise operational capabilities of the ships' crew] with assistance from the Indian Navy.

    Indian naval sources said the work-up would be followed by a coordinated patrol of the international maritime boundary line [IMBL] near the Coco Islands by Indian and Myanmar naval ships. "The second edition of the India-Myanmar Corpat will see vessels from both sides patrolling the area against poaching, human trafficking and other unlawful activities," sources said.

    In all, six ships of the Indian Navy took part in PASSEX. INS Saryu, a new generation patrol vessel which was commissioned last year and deployed into the Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy patrol soon after, was the lead ship. The vessel is now gearing up for its first crew changeover in the next two months.
     
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    Next time they should involve INS Vikramaditya for training exercises if possible.
     
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    ‘MILAN‘ (pronounced mill-uhn) is a Hindi word derived from a Sanskrit expression meaning "a coming together". The meaning of MILAN in Hindi is ‘Unification’ or ‘a Meeting’ or ‘a Gathering of People’.

    An initiative of the Indian Navy in the early nineties to create a forum for the littoral navies of the region for exchange of thoughts in the area of maritime cooperation gave way to the first edition of MILAN in the year 1995. Over the next few editions of the biennial event, the congregation of navies has grown to include participation by countries from South-East Asia, and the larger Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

    MILAN has evolved as an effective platform for social, cultural and professional interaction crucial in camaraderie and enhanced inter-operability during humanitarian assistance.

    The 9th edition of Milan is being conducted from 4th to 9th Feb 2014 at Port Blair. The event also coincides with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Naval Ship Jarawa, the base depot of the Indian Navy at Port Blair.

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    Milan ends, shows level of engagement among navies - The Hindu

    The ninth and the largest edition of the Milan series of naval engagements, which saw the participation of 16 foreign navies, drew to a close here on Sunday with the Commander-in-Chief of the joint services Andaman and Nicobar Command, Air Marshal P.K. Roy, taking the salute from aboard the naval offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu. Fourteen ships, including nine foreign naval vessels, steamed past in a passage exercise.

    The exercise, said a naval spokesperson, gave a glimpse of the level of engagement the Indian Navy had with friendly navies and helped revalidate communication procedures and standard operating procedures for interoperability among ships of participating navies.

    Indian naval sources said the work-up would be followed by a coordinated patrol of the international maritime boundary line near the Coco Islands by Indian and Myanmar naval ships. “In all, six ships of the Indian Navy took part in PASSEX. INS Saryu, a new-generation patrol vessel which was commissioned last year and deployed into the Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy patrol soon after, was the lead ship.
     
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    Milan ends, shows level of engagement among navies - The Hindu

    The ninth and the largest edition of the Milan series of naval engagements, which saw the participation of 16 foreign navies, drew to a close here on Sunday with the Commander-in-Chief of the joint services Andaman and Nicobar Command, Air Marshal P.K. Roy, taking the salute from aboard the naval offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu. Fourteen ships, including nine foreign naval vessels, steamed past in a passage exercise.

    The exercise, said a naval spokesperson, gave a glimpse of the level of engagement the Indian Navy had with friendly navies and helped revalidate communication procedures and standard operating procedures for interoperability among ships of participating navies.

    Indian naval sources said the work-up would be followed by a coordinated patrol of the international maritime boundary line near the Coco Islands by Indian and Myanmar naval ships. “In all, six ships of the Indian Navy took part in PASSEX. INS Saryu, a new-generation patrol vessel which was commissioned last year and deployed into the Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy patrol soon after, was the lead ship.
     
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    Milan 2014: Naval exercise off Andamans concludes - The Times of India
    CHENNAI: It was a show of power off the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Sunday as 15 ships from different countries took to the sea to mark the end of MILAN 2014 -- a biennial exercise of navies.

    India, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand participated in the six-day exercise which began on February 4.

    Officials say this year's MILAN had the highest number of participants since its inception in 1995.

    The event is held to foster closer ties among the participating countries.

    The six-day engagement included an international seminar on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The participating countries were taught lessons from recent experience in handling disasters like cyclones and earthquakes.

    In his keynote address, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral D K Joshi emphasised the need for developing capacity for the Navy and encouraged more sea exercises among the countries.

    The event provided scope for sailors to build personal bonds through cultural programmes, food festival and sports activities.
     
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