Indian warships arrive in Australia for bilateral maritime exercise AUSINDEX-17

Jun 14, 2017 12:06 IST

Three Indian warships on 13 June 2017 sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise, AUSINDEX-17, off the Western Australian coast.

Indian Naval Ships Jyoti, Shivalik and Kamorta are on a port visit to Freemantle, Australia from 13 June to 17 June 2017.

The Royal Australian Navy is represented by HMA Ships Newcastle, Waller and Clearance Diving Team Four.

Indian warships arrive in Australia for bilateral maritime exercise AUSINDEX-17

Key highlights

The visit of the Indian Naval Ships seeks to highlights India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain.

It also aims to strengthen existing bonds between India and Australia.

During the stay in harbour, various activities such as official calls, formal reception on board ships, ships open to visitors, guided tours for Indian naval personnel and professional interaction between naval personnel of both the nations have been planned.

AUSINDEX-17 would be the second edition of the exercise.

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Exercise Australia India (AUSINDEX) is a regular bilateral maritime exercise.

The exercise is aimed at developing a deeper understanding and cooperation between the two navies.

The maiden edition of the exercise was conducted at Visakhapatnam in 2015.

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