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Joint Naval Exercise Between India and Australia- AUSINDEX

Third Installment of the Joint Naval Exercise of India and Australia- AUSINDEX will be held off the coast of Vishakhapatnam from April 2 to 16.
Joint Naval Exercise Between India and Australia- AUSINDEX
  • The joint exercise will focus on anti-submarine warfare, as part of efforts to ramp up bilateral naval cooperation in the strategic Indian Ocean region.

About AUSINDEX 2019:

  • AUSINDEX 2019 will be held off the coast of Vishakhapatnam from April 2 to 16.
  • From the Australian side, HMAS Canberra (landing helicopter dock), Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessel, two frigates - HMAS Newcastle and HMAS Parramatta and P8I and P8 maritime patrol aircraft will be involved in the exercise.
  • A Kilo-class submarine, land-based Hawk aircraft that will provide the air attack element for the exercise, a Kamorta class anti-submarine vessel, besides a stealth destroyer will lead the Indian deployment for the exercise.
  • The exercise will feature the deployment of Australian personnel on Indian ships and vice versa.
  • The area of the exercise will be within 200 miles of Vishakhapatnam.

One must know:

  • AUSINDEX 2019 will also witness the largest ever deployment of an Australian defence group to India, over 1000 Australian defence personnel will take part.
  • To further strengthen the defence cooperation between India and Australia, Australia has also proposed logistics sharing pact with India.

Question:

Q. Third Installment of which Joint Naval Exercise of India and Australia will be held off the coast of Vishakhapatnam from April 2 to 16?
a. AUSINNEX
b. AUSINDEX
c. INAUSDEX
d. AUSINWATERS
Joint Naval Exercise Between India and Australia- AUSINDEX Joint Naval Exercise Between India and Australia- AUSINDEX Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on March 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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