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Q 10. What short term and long term gains for strategic partnership accrue for the Indian Navy by holding bi-lateral and joint exercises?

Submitted by admin on Sat, 10/31/2015 - 15:01

Ans. The objectives of exercises with foreign navies are:-

(i) To gain operational and doctrinal expertise.
(ii) Share transformational experiences
(iii) Examine and imbibe 'best-practices'.
(iv) Achieve a high level of inter-operability.
(v) Enhance Maritime Domain Awareness through a variety of information-sharing mechanisms.

We have been able to achieve all the above objectives and also showcase our own professional competence and ship building/operating capabilities. With some of the exercises being conducted overseas, as far away as the Pacific/ Atlantic Ocean, it has also conveyed to the other navies, the reach of the Indian Navy.