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IMNEX is a naval Exercise between India Myanmar. IMNEX 2019 is being organised in Visakhapatnam from 19 to 22 October 2019. The opening ceremony of the 2nd edition of Indo-Myanmar joint naval exercise was conducted onboard INS Ranvijay. 

Key Points:

  • Myanmar naval ships UMS Sin Phyu Shin (F-14) and UMS Tabinshweti (773) both arrived at Visakhapatnam and they would engage in professional interaction with the Indian Navy personnel for sharing of expertise on different maritime issues between the navies.
  • This year’s edition will actually increase the scope and complexity and is a testimony of growing maritime cooperation between the two navies.
  • This Joint exercise will encompass different operations such as flying exercises using integral helicopter, seamanship evolutions at sea, anti-air and surface firing exercises.
  • This exercise would be conducted in 2 phases:

1. Harbour phase– This includes frequent visits to the Indian Naval units, training and maintenance facility at Visakhapatnam.

2. Sea Phase– In this phase, Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar, a missile corvette and INS Ranvijay, a guided-missile destroyer will be carrying out a joint exercise with Myanmar ships UMS Tabinshweti, a corvette and UMS Sin Phyu Shin, a frigate in the Bay of Bengal.

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