Aug. 31, 2018

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sahyadri reached Darwin, Australia for participating in Exercise Kakadu 2018.


  • Exercise KAKADU, which started in 1993, is a multilateral regional maritime engagement exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

  • The exercise is held biennially in Darwin and the Northern Australian Exercise Areas (NAXA) for undertaking maritime activities among regional navies to ensure peace in Indo-Pacific region.

  • It derives its name from Kakadu National Park, which is a protected area in the northern territory of Australia, 171 km south-east of Darwin.

  • KAKADU 2018, the 14th edition of the exercise, is scheduled from 29 Aug – 15 Sep 18 and would see participation of warships and aircrafts from over 25 different countries.

Source : PIB