a) The 25th edition of the India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise ‘SIMBEX’ has begun at the tri-services command in Port Blair.
b) The exercise will conclude on November 21.
c) It was started as basic Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises in 1994.
d) Currently, these exercises have graduated to complex maritime combat drills, including missile and torpedo firings, and shore-based intensive professional exchanges.
e) SIMBEX 2018 will be the largest edition since it’s inception in terms of scale and complexity.
Source-PIB and The Hindu