“SIMBEX 14”: India-Singapore naval drill starts in Andaman Sea
The navies of India and Singapore are conducting the 2014 edition of the ‘SIMBEX 14’ series of annual bilateral naval exercises in the Andaman Sea. SIMBEX 14 is the 21st in the series, designed to enhance inter-operability and mutual understanding between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
The two navies started formal bilateral cooperation in 1994 when RSN ships began training in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) with the Indian Navy. SIMBEX stands for ‘Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise’.