India conducts maritime exercise with Philippine Navy

Editor1 Sep 20 2021 Current Affairs

Continuing with its deployment in Western Pacific, including in the South China Sea, the Indian Navy carried out a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Philippine Navy.

“Joint evolutions conducted during the exercise included several operational manoeuvres and the participating ships of both navies were satisfied with the consolidation of interoperability achieved through this operational interaction at sea”, the Navy said in a statement.

Indian naval ships are “currently deployed to the Western Pacific with an aim to strengthen maritime security collaboration with partner nations” it said, adding that interaction with the Philippines’s warship was “an enriching opportunity for the Indian Navy to consolidate its bilateral relations with the Philippine Navy”.

This is in a series of exercises that India is conducting with littoral nations that share their maritime boundaries with China as part of its deployment. Two Indian warships had reached Guam to participate in the multilateral Malabar Naval Exercise with the other member nations of the Quad — the US, Japan and Australia.


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