India, Singapore, Thailand kick off trilateral maritime drill hinh anh 1India, Singapore, Thailand kick off trilateral maritime drill (Photo:ANI Twitter)

New Delhi (VNA) - India, Singapore, and Thailand are conducting a trilateral naval exercise, called SITMEX-20, in the Andaman Sea on November 22 and 23, aiming to strengthen cooperation in combat and share experience.

India’s PTI News quoted Indian senior officers as saying that the Indian Navy deployed indigenous Anti-Submarine Warfare corvette INS Kamorta and missile corvette INS Karmuk for the second edition of SITMEX.

The Singaporean Navy sent the Formidable-class frigate Intrepid and Endurance-class landing ship tank Endeavour, while the Royal Thai Navy sent the Chao Phraya-class frigate Kraburi to the drill.

The exercise is being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ drill in view of the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first event of this kind, hosted by the Indian Navy, was conducted off Port Blair in September 2019./.