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INDIAN AND INDONESIAN NAVIES CONDUCTED PASSAGE EXERCISE (PASSEX)

INDIAN AND INDONESIAN NAVIES CONDUCTED PASSAGE EXERCISE (PASSEX)

Context

Indian and Indonesian Navies conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the southern Arabian Sea.

Details

  • It is aimed to  improve interoperability and understanding between both the friendly navies.
  • Indian Navy represented by INS Sharda, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) with a Chetak helicopter participated in the exercise.
  • Indonesian Navy represented KRI Sultan Hasanudin.

About Passage Exercise (PASSEX)

  • PASSEX is a naval exercise which is regularly conducted by Indian Navy with units of friendly foreign navies, whilst visiting each other’s ports or during a rendezvous at sea.
  • It is aimed at enhancing interoperability, improving understanding and imbibing best practices from each other.
  • In July 2020, India conducts PASSEX with Japan and US.
  • In September 2020, India conducts PASSEX with Russia.

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