Exercise RIMPAC will be held with sea only events

News:The U.S Navy will host the Exercise RIMPAC this year but the drills will only be held at sea because of the coronavirus pandemic.


  • Exercise RIMPAC(Rim of the Pacific) is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise held biennially since 1971 by the United States Navy’s Indo-Pacific Command at Hawaii. 
  • Aim:To strengthen international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.
  • Theme: Capable, Adaptive, Partners.
  • Indian Navy had participated in the exercise in 2006, 2010 and 2012 as an observer.Since 2014,India has been participating as a member country.

Additional Facts:

Bilateral Exercises between India and US:

  • Yudh Abhyas- It is a joint military exercise between India and the US.
  • Tiger Triumph- It is a tri-service military exercise between India and the US.
  • Vajra Prahar:It is a Special Forces joint military training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US since 2010.