India and Australia on Monday begin the 5-day mega naval exercise in the Indo-Pacific region amidst the ongoing tension with China. The naval wargame is aimed to strengthen the maritime capabilities and security in the Indo-Pacific.
Amidst growing China’s assertiveness on maritime issues, both the navies of India and Australia begin their five-day ‘AUSINDEX’ maritime warfare exercise in Darwin under Australia’s Norther Territory to further enhance their interoperability in the region.
The exercise which began on Monday, September 6, will conclude on 13 September. Rear Admiral TarunSobti, Flag officer Commanding Eastern Fleet said, the exercise will strengthen the bilateral and strategic partnership of the two countries and are looking forward to adopting best practices of training standards.