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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