Sept. 18, 2019

A maiden trilateral exercise named SITMEX-19, involving Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) and Indian Navy (IN) has commenced at Port Blair.


  • The five-day-long exercise is aimed at bolstering the maritime inter-relationships amongst navies of Singapore Thailand and India, and contribute to enhancing the overall maritime security in the region.

  • The exercise was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at Shangri-La dialogue in June 2018.

  • Malaysia has also evinced interest in joining the exercise.

Source : The Hindu