MILAN Exercise off the East Coast

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News:The Naval Exercise MILAN 2020 is scheduled to be held at Visakhapatnam in March,2020.

Facts:

About Exercise MILAN:

  • MILAN is a series of biennial multilateral naval exercise conducted by Indian Navy.It was first held in the year 1995.
  • It is aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly foreign navies and learn from each other’s strengths and best practices in the maritime domain.
  • It was conducted at Andaman and Nicobar Command(ANC) until last year and is being conducted for the first time on the mainland at Eastern Naval Command(ENC).
  • The areas of cooperation of the exercise includes capacity building, marine domain awareness, training, hydrography, technical assistance, and operational exercises.

About Exercise MILAN 2020:

  • In Exercise MILAN 2020,Indian Navy will host naval officers and sailors from 41 nations.However,China has not been extended an invitation to take part in the event.
  • The 41 countries which have been invited are:-