SIMBEX is a bilateral maritime exercise conducted between the Navies of India and Singapore. This series of exercises between the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) have been conducted annually since 1994, to enhance mutual interoperability.
Bold Kurukshetra is a joint military exercise between Singapore and India. The previous edition of this exercise was held in 2019. It was the 12th edition of the military exercise between both the countries which concluded at Uttar Pradesh’s Babina Military Station. During the 4-Day exercise, both the armies learnt about the best practices of combat being used in both the countries. The 11th edition of ‘Bold Kurukshetra” was conducted in 2017.
SITMEX is a trilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy, Royal Thai Navy (RTN), and Royal Singapore Navy. Recently, the 2nd edition of SITMEX was held between the navies of all three countries from November 21 to 22 in the Andaman Sea. The first edition of SITMEX was hosted by India in 2019 at Port Blair.
In 2018, India and Singapore signed a bilateral agreement for Navy Cooperation. Under the agreement, Singapore allowed the Indian Navy ships to access Singapore’s Changi Naval Base and provided them logistic support along with refueling.