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RIMPAC Exercise

RIMPAC Exercise:

Indian multi-role stealth frigate INS Shivalik, mission deployed in the South China Sea and North Pacific Ocean, has reached Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

  • Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, being held in Hawaii.
  • It is aimed at enhancing interoperability and building trust among the navies of friendly foreign countries.
  • It is being held under the theme of Partners: Integrated and Prepared, which runs until August 1.
  • It is led by the US Navy, approx 29 countries are participating in the current edition of the multi-dimensional exercise.
  • The harbour phase of the exercise from 27 Jun to 07 Jul 2024 will see participation in multiple symposiums, exercise planning discussions, sports competitions and reciprocal deck visits.
  • The sea phase of RIMPAC–24, divided into three sub-phases will witness ships undertaking basic and advanced level integration exercises during the first two sub-phases.
  • The exercise will witness the participation of an Aircraft Carrier Battle Group, submarines, maritime reconnaissance aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted surface ships and also amphibious force landing operations including joint operations with special forces of multinational navies.
  • It provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and the security of the world’s oceans.