Australia: Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Adelaide and Anzac arrived in Visakhapatnam on Monday for a joint exercise "Indo-Pacific Endeavor" with the Indian Navy.
"From September to November this year, the Indo-Pacific Endeavor (IPE), one of Australia's key regional engagement initiatives, visits a record 14 countries in Southeast Asia and the Northeast Indian Ocean," the Australian Defense Ministry said in a statement. "
Helicopters and about 1,500 people were loaded onto Australian ships. His visit to India began on 30 October and will end on 2 November.
According to the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, the IPE will pave the way for more comprehensive and sophisticated operational cooperation between our defense forces.
Meanwhile, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will speak at the Commanders' Conference of the Indian Navy in New Delhi. According to the Navy PRO, the main objective of the conference will be to address modern security paradigms, as well as seek ways to improve the combat readiness of the Navy and enhance operational efficiency and synergy with the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
"The commanders will prepare a comprehensive plan to pursue indigenization through 'Make in India' with the goal of achieving 'self-reliance' by 2047."
According to the PRO, the conference will also focus on the geo-strategic dynamics of the region in the light of recent international developments.
According to the statement, Maldives, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia will all participate in IPE 2022.
IPE was launched in 2017 as an annual event overseen by the Australian Defense Force, to meet the 2016 Defense White Paper's goal of increasing Australia's involvement and forging alliances with regional security forces.
"Seeks to advance regional stability and security through bilateral and multilateral engagement, capacity building and training."