• Recently the third edition of the trilateral naval exercise Singapore-India-Thailand Maritime Exercise (SITMEX) has been held in the Andaman Sea of ​​the Indian Ocean.


  • This exercise is in line with the objectives of India’s SAGAR– Security and Growth for All Policy in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue is Asia’s premier defense summit. It was launched in the year 2002.
  • The first edition of SITMEX was conducted by the Indian Navy at Port Blair in September 2019.
  • The second edition of the exercise was hosted by Singapore in November 2020. The year 2021 edition of this exercise is being hosted by Thailand.
  • It includes several tactical training exercises, such as naval maneuvers and surface warfare exercises.
  • It aims to strengthen mutual relations and develop common understanding and processes towards enhancing comprehensive maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The exercise is conducted annually and was announced by India at the Shangri-La Dialogue in June 2018.

Other military exercises between India and Thailand:

  • Maitree- (Army)
  • Siam-India- (Air Force)
  • Indo-Thai Carpet- (Navy), which was held recently.

Other military exercises between India and Singapore:

  • Bold Kurukshetra- (Army)
  • Combined Military Training- (Air Force)
  • SIMBEX- (Navy)

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