Bilateral Maritime Exercises

New Delhi:The first edition of the biennial bilateral maritime exercise between Australia and India – AUSINDEX 15 – was hosted by Indian Navy and held this year from 11-19 September off Visakhapatnam.

The exercise conducted in two phases – Harbour Phase and the Sea Phase. The Harbour Phase included formal opening ceremony, media interactions, professional interactions, etc. The Sea Phase included various operational exercises. During the debrief of the exercise, it emerged that all stated objectives were met.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Smt Kothapalli Geetha in Lok Sabha today.