Indian Navy participates in two-day trilateral, exercise SITMEX-20 in Andaman Sea

On Sunday, a senior military official said the Indian Navy is participating in the two-day trilateral maritime exercise SITMEX-20 in the Andaman Sea along with the navies of Singapore and Thailand.

Indian naval ships, indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare corvette Kamorta and missile corvette Karmuk are participating in the 2nd edition of the trilateral exercise to be held on Sunday and Monday.


The two-day maritime drills will witness the three navies participate in a variety of exercises, including naval manoeuvres, surface warfare exercise,s, and weapon firing. The SITMEX is conducted to enhance mutual interoperability and to imbibe best practices between the Indian Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy, and Royal Thai Navy.

The official said the RSN will be represented by the formidable-class frigate Intrepid and Endurance-class landing ship tank Endeavour and the RTN by the Chao Phraya-class frigate Kraburi in the exercise.

The exercise will be conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first edition of SITMEX was hosted by the Indian Navy at Port Blair in September 2019.