Recent Naval Exercises Of India


  • The 2nd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20, was held during 21 to 22 November 2020 in Andaman Sea.
  • The first edition of SITMEX, hosted by Indian Navy, was conducted off Port Blair in September 2019.
  • The SITMEX series of exercises are conducted to enhance mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices between Indian Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN).
  • The 2020 edition of the exercise was hosted by RSN.


  • Indian Navy (IN) will host the 27th edition of India - Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea.
  • The SIMBEX series of exercises between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), being conducted annually since 1994.


  • The 30th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) has been concluded in the Andaman Sea close to the Strait of Malacca.
  • India and Thailand have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year since 2005.
  • India’s other military exercises with Thailand are Exercise MAITREE (Army) and Exercise SIAM BHARAT (Air Force).

Malabar 2020

  • Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan and India as permanent partners. Australia was a part of the Malabar Naval exercise 2020.
  • This is the first time that all four navies of the Quad were in a joint exercise in 13 years.
  • Originally begun in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between India and the United States, Japan became a permanent partner in 2015.
  • The 24th edition (2020) of Malabar exercise was conducted in two phases, Phase-I was from 3 to 6 November near the coast of Visakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal and the Phase-II was from 17 to 20 November in the Arabian Sea.