India, South Africa and Brazil Joint Naval Exercise Ibsamar 2016 Started in Goa [ Current Affairs ]


Brazil, India and South Africa fifth edition joint IBSAMAR 2016 trilateral naval exercise has been started in Goa. IBSAMAR is come from as India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime. For the first time this exercise is hold in India since it begins in 2006.

Key facts:

  • The main aim of this navel exercise is:
  • Interoperability among navies of three countries
  • Common understanding maritime security between them.
  • This IBSAMAR naval exercise will be conducted two phases:

Harbours phase: During this phase it will undertake wide range of professional interactions.

Sea Phase: And during this phase diverse range operational activities will be conducted off Goa coast.

These exercises will be on:

  • anti-submarine warfare (ASW),
  • air defence,
  • flying operations,
  • surface firing,
  • search and rescue,
  • Tactical procedures.

The Indian navy is symbolized by:

  • INS Mumbai– a missile destroyer,
  • INS Shalki– a Shisuhumar class diesel electric submarine and
  • INS trishul– a stealth frigate.

The Brazilian Navy is symbolized by

  • Brazilian Naval Ship (BNS) Amazonas embarked
  • Special Forces.

The South African Navy is symbolized by

  • SAS Spioenkop with integral helicopter and
  • Embarked with Special Forces.

- Published on: February 25, 2016