First Ever Multi-Nation Naval Exercise at Sea Begins in Andaman (Download PDF)


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The first-ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea, ‘MILES-18’, began at the Andaman Sea. It was a part of the tenth edition of MILAN. 11 naval ships of 8 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) and nine Indian ships took part in the three-day exercise.

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  • Apart from enhancing inter-operability, the exercise aims to hone search and rescue procedures, maritime interdiction operations, core operational skills and exercise a variety of maritime security scenarios.

  • Milan 2018, a multi-national mega event was organised by Andaman Nicobar naval command with theme ‘Friendship Across the Seas’ to expand regional operation and combat unlawful activities in critical sea lanes.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 21, 2018

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