14 Countries To Join India In Milan Naval Exercise

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  1. Singh

    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

    Feb 23, 2009
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    14 Countries To Join India In Naval Exercise

    NEW DELHI: Aiming to strengthen cooperation among the navies in the region, Indian Navy will host 14 of its counterparts from South East Asia, Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region ( IOR) for the eighth edition of the Milan exercise in Andaman and Nicobar Islands starting Wednesday.

    The five-day exercise will see the participation of Seychelles and Mauritius for the first time in the event where nine countries, including India, will field their warships, Navy officials said here.

    During the exercise, the Navies will aim to enhance their inter-operability and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in case there is a need to operate together in the event of a natural disaster or a tsunami-like situation, they said.

    14 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Brunei, Malaysia, Maldives, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore along with the two newcomers will take part in this exercise, they said.

    Of the 13 participants who came last year, only Vietnam would be missing this year.

    A seminar with the theme 'Capacity-building through mutual cooperation' would also be held during the five-day event.

    From the Indian side, the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) will be the host for the event and will field its various warships, including INS Kesari fleet tanker.

    The first Milan exercise was held in 1995 and since then has been held after every two years except 2011 and 2005.

    14 countries to join India in naval exercise - The Economic Times
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    It will do well to increase interoperability and convergence of tactics!
  4. SpArK

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    Oct 24, 2010
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    International Naval Programme MILAN Begins

    MILAN 2012, the biennial congregation of naval forces of 13 countries, began here in Andaman and Nicobar islands today.

    The Indian Naval Sail Boat of Andaman Nicobar Command which had been flagged off from here on January 17 as a curtain raiser to the ceremony, returned from Phuket, Thailand this morning.

    The boat was accorded ceremonial welcome at the Naval Harbour and received by Lt Gen N C Marwah, Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman Nicobar Command, and other defence dignitaries.

    Marwah said the six-day MILAN 2012 would provide the participating nations an excellent opportunity for interaction on operational, cultural and social fronts.

    Among various programmes, a Table Top exercise 'CAMARADERIE' is scheduled for tomorrow aimed at undertaking joint planning in dealing with present day scenario like piracy, gun and drug running and threat from non state actors.

    Five countries had participated in 1995 when 'MILAN' an initiative of the Indian Navy was started for building friendship and mutual understanding between participating navies.

    Now, navies from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Philippines, New Zealand and Thailand, besides India, are taking part in MILAN 2012.

    A maritime seminar on capacity building through maritime cooperation on Friday, City Parade on Sunday were the other major events of the congregation. Sports championship like golf and sailing would also be held during the congregation.
    FILED ON: FEB 01, 2012

    news.outlookindia.com | International Naval Programme MILAN Begins

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