All about ‘Milan’ Multilateral Naval Exercise
- Milan’ is the name of the multilateral naval exercise which is hosted by the Indian Navy. This is a biennial exercise and features seminars, sports, social events, and professional exercises among the participating nations.
- This exercise was started in the year 1995.
- Along with the Indian Navy, the navies of Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka had participated in the inaugural edition of this exercise.
- All editions of Milan were held in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
- The Navy, in 2020, announced that the next edition of Milan will be held at Visakhapatnam, under the Eastern Naval Command.
- This exercise is held under various themes like anti-submarine warfare, and other areas.
- Capacity building, training, marine domain awareness, technical assistance, hydrography, and operational exercises are among the areas of cooperation for the exercise.
- Through professional engagement with friendly navies, the exercise aims to hone operational abilities, instil best practices and procedures, and enable learning in the maritime environment.
- Milan 22 is being held in two phases over a nine-day period, with the harbour phase being held from February 25 to February 28, and the sea phase from March 1 to 4.
- The theme for this year’s exercise is ‘Camaraderie – Cohesion – Collaboration’ through which India will be projected to the world as a responsible maritime power.
Published date : 25 Feb 2022 05:41PM