World's biggest naval exercise underway, India among 22 nations in it :smokin:

Discussion in 'Naval Warfare' started by Payeng, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,521
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    Neistan
    World's biggest naval exercise underway, India among 22 nations in it - Rediff.com News

    :smokin:

    Well it is a good sign India is part of the International exercise.
     
    Koovie, Razor, Mad Indian and 5 others like this.
  2.  
  3. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,521
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    Neistan
    sorry mods I mistakenly posted this thread in internal security section thinking as international security section :facepalm:
     
  4. ejazr

    ejazr Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,518
    Likes Received:
    1,378
    Location:
    Hyderabad and Sydney
    Is India just an observer or actively participating in the exercise?

    It doesn't look like they are actually part of the exercise according to the report

    "Beaman told rediff.com that there would be major "Indian staff participation," but that India would not be fielding a vessel in this exercise because "I do know that the ship they were looking at sending had other commitments that they were just unable to reschedule.""
     
  5. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,521
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    Neistan
    I think it will be staff participation but no warships will be deployed,I wonder if Indian Warships had ever visited any nation in American Continent.
     
  6. fzaq

    fzaq Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    123
    china not invited
     
    Mad Indian likes this.
  7. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,623
    Likes Received:
    11,702
    Pak and China are not invited. BTW what are we sending, good opportunity for us to see what others are doing.
     
  8. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,521
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    Neistan
    I think staff only atm :scared1: as ezar said warships are scheduled some where else.
     
  9. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,272
    Likes Received:
    11,275
    Location:
    BANGalore
    China will not be invited as the whole thing is targetted against them.
     
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,543
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Don't you think that is unfair?

    China is a Peace loving country!
     
  11. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,543
    Location:
    Somewhere
    What is interesting is this:

    This is a snub.

    China has been participating as an observer all through.

    So, why this change?


    RIMPAC

    [​IMG]
    Regular RIMPAC participants (dark blue) and usual observers (light blue).
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
    Razor, LETHALFORCE and Payeng like this.
  12. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,543
    Location:
    Somewhere
    As I see it, it is a tight slap on China's cheek.

    And the Chinese are not game to losing face in front of weaker nations in the Pacific Rim.

    The repercussions must be watched!
     
    Razor likes this.
  13. kickok1975

    kickok1975 Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    350
    Why losing face in an exercise only some weaker countries would consider an honor? The real honor lies on a country everyone thought should be invited but was not invited due to her growing strength.
     
  14. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    2,976
    RIMPAC 2012


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Ankit Purohit and Payeng like this.
  15. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    2,976
    RIMPAC 2012


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Ankit Purohit and Payeng like this.
  16. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    2,976
    RIMPAC 2012


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Neil, Ankit Purohit, Payeng and 2 others like this.
  17. fzaq

    fzaq Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    123
    [​IMG]
     
    Mad Indian and Payeng like this.
  18. Sridhar

    Sridhar House keeper Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    3,473
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    US wants ‘significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes
    Published July 5, 2012 | By admin

    SOURCE: IANS

    Recognising India’s growing maritime power, the United States wants to maintain a ”significant” relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the sea lanes, according to a top US naval commander.Although India is only providing staff personnel for the ongoing Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise, India’s participation is of significance for all 21 other participants, Vice Admiral Gerald Beaman, commander of the US Third Fleet and RIMPAC, said during a media teleconference Tuesday.

    India and 21 other nations are participating in what is described as the world’s largest international maritime exercise being held June 27 to August 7, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.with 42 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

    “The partnerships we are building during the RIM exercise is exactly why we want to maintain our relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the sea lanes,” he said.

    “So I believe our relationship with India will remain significant through the coming years,” Beaman said noting that India and the US have been doing a large number of bilateral military exercises in recent years.

    “But in the case of RIMPAC, with 22 different nations participating, whether it’s strictly through staff personnel or personnel and assets such as vessels, it expands that training value to incorporate employment of people and things in a coalition environment.”

    However, Beaman was quick to point out that the objective was not to build a coalition of the East Asia Pacific rim nation on the lines of NATO, minus China, which was not invited to participate for reasons that the US commander was at a loss to explain.

    “No. I want to make sure that everyone understands the RIMPAC exercise was never designed to form a formal coalition,” he said.

    Noting that the RIMPAC exercise has grown in size from three participating nations in 1971 to 22 this year, Beaman said: “It’s just whoever – likeminded nations trying to get training value out of working in a coalition.”

    “The significance for, I think, all 21 other nations for India’s participation is again to build the relationships,” he said pointing out that the theme for RIMPAC 2012 is “Capable, Adaptive Partners.”

    “We are trying to develop those partnerships,” he said, so that “we know what we can bring to the table in the event of a crisis or a natural disaster, and we can rely on each other to assist.

    The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan over a year ago was one clear example of the benefits of having participated in exercises, Beaman said.

    US wants ‘significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes | idrw.org
     
    Mad Indian likes this.
  19. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    China
  20. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,543
    Location:
    Somewhere
    :)

    You really pop some real wise and humorous ones!

    Witty indeed!
     
    maomao likes this.
  21. Neil

    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,610
    Likes Received:
    1,946
    Location:
    India
    War games India won’t tom-tom

    New Delhi, July 5: India is participating in the largest US-led naval war games but shhhhh, don’t tell anyone because China does not like it.

    An Indian Navy commodore will join nearly 45,000 soldiers from 22 countries at Hawaii for RIMPAC 2012, hosted by the US Pacific Command.

    RIMPAC is a real warfare exercise involving aircraft carriers, submarines, live firing, aircraft, anti-submarine warfare and amphibious operations by elements like the Marine Corps.

    The scale of this edition of RIMPAC most likely makes it the largest maritime warfare exercise.

    RIMPAC, held once every two years, began in 1971 as a drill to stave off the Soviet Pacific fleet during the Cold War years.

    But since then it has evolved into war games that the US hosts with rim of the Pacific Ocean countries in scenarios that envisage North Korea invading South Korea or hostilities in the event of Taiwan declaring its independence from China.

    Russia has joined RIMPAC for the first time this year with four warships.

    The Indian participation is token. Its naval attaché based in Washington DC has been asked to represent the Indian Navy. Navy sources said India was an “observer” at the exercises that began on June 27 and will continue till August 7.

    But the official website for RIMPAC 2012 lists the Indian Navy representative as a “fleet component commander”.

    The scale of this year’s exercise and the Indian participation has attracted adverse comments from China, which has not been invited.

    “The United States is using this exercise to show off its military strength, seeking military alliances in order to contain the military rise of another country in the region. Such (a) scheme is so thoroughly exposed now,” Chinese Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily has observed.

    “It is obvious that the purpose of the U.S. calling in these many allies to conduct joint exercises is to exert pressure onto certain neighbouring countries through military drills, as well as to (examine) the combat readiness of the U.S. military,” the newspaper said.

    The Chinese are particularly angry over the participation of India and Russia.

    In a statement in Hawaii on Wednesday, Vice-Admiral Gerald Beaman, the chief of the US Navy’s Third Fleet and the commander of RIMPAC 2012 said: “It is going to be very significant and the main reason we are building these maritime partnerships during the RIMPAC exercises is exactly why we want to maintain our relationship with India, to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the sea-lanes…Our relationship with India will remain significant during the coming years.”

    The importance accorded to India’s participation, token though it may be, by the US coincides with the alteration of the Pentagon’s strategic “rebalancing” of forces from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific. US defence secretary Leon Panetta had said in New Delhi last month that nearly six carrier battle groups of the US would be deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The Indian Navy believes that participating in such exercises helps it keep abreast of modern trends in naval warfare. RIMPAC 2012, for example, is showcasing what has come to be called “the great green fleet”.

    In a one of its kind deal, the US bought tens of thousands of gallons of biofuel that will power the vessels in the exercise.

    But India’s participation in RIMPAC 2012 tests defence minister A.K. Antony’s insistence that Indian forces should only engage in bilateral exercises and not be seen as part of a potential coalition.

    China had objected to the Malabar exercise in 2007 that India hosted in the Bay of Bengal.

    Though the Malabar series is with the US, five other navies had participated in that exercise.

    Last month, four Indian ships also berthed at China’s Shanghai port and engaged in a friendly passage exercise.



    :: Bharat-Rakshak.com - Indian Military News Headlines ::
     
    maomao and Mad Indian like this.

Share This Page