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9,000 Nautical Miles Away From Indian Coast, INS Shivalik Reaches Hawaii To Take Part In Largest Naval Exercise

Nishtha Anushree

Jun 30, 2024, 01:08 PM | Updated 01:08 PM IST

INS Shivalik in Hawaii
INS Shivalik in Hawaii

After the JIMEX 24 exercise with Japan, the Indian Navy's INS Shivalik on Saturday (29 June) reached Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, the world's largest naval exercise.

INS Shivalik is a multi-role stealth frigate that remains mission-deployed in the South China Sea and North Pacific Ocean. It is an indigenously designed and built 6,000 tonnes-guided missile stealth frigate.

Its participation in RIMPAC-24, 9,000 Nautical Miles away from the Indian coast stands as testimony to the Indian Navy's capability to operate in any part of the world, the press release said.

RIMPAC-24, spanning over six weeks of intense operations and training is aimed at enhancing interoperability and building trust among the navies of friendly foreign countries. 

Led by the US Navy, approximately 29 countries are participating in the current edition of the multi-dimensional exercise. The harbour phase of the exercise is from 27 June to 7 July.

The sea phase of RIMPAC–24, divided into three sub-phases, will witness ships undertaking basic and advanced level integration exercises during the first two sub-phases. The event will conclude with a theatre-level large-force tactical exercise.

The RIMPAC-24 provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of world's oceans.

The exercise will witness the participation of an Aircraft Carrier Battle Group, submarines, maritime reconnaissance aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted surface ships and also an amphibious force landing operation.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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