Exercise SITMEX – 21


    In Context 

    • Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette is participating in the 3rd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX – 21, from 15 to 16 Nov 21 in the Andaman Sea. 


    • The first edition of SITMEX was hosted by the Indian Navy off Port Blair in September 2019. 
    • Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) hosted the second edition of the exercise in November 2020. 
      • The 2021 edition of the exercise is being hosted by RTN in the Andaman Sea.
      • It is being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise in view of COVID-19 restrictions.
    • It is being conducted annually and it highlights growing synergy, coordination and cooperation in the maritime domain between the three friendly navies. 
    • The two days of maritime drills will witness the three navies engaged in various tactical exercises including naval manoeuvres and surface warfare drills.
    • Aim: To enhance mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices between IN, Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN). 

    Source: PIB