Naval Exercise Kakadu | 15 Sep 2022

Why in News?

INS Satpura and P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft have arrived in Darwin in Australia to participate in a multinational naval exercise, Kakadu, being hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.

What do we Know about Exercise Kakadu?

  • About:
    • Exercise Kakadu is a joint-enabled, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.
    • Kakadu is the Navy’s premier maritime exercise, developing interoperability between nations in the maritime and air domains, and providing training opportunities for maritime security and surveillance.
    • It started in 1993.
  • Exercise Kakadu -22:
    • It's a two-week-long exercise, both in harbour and sea, involving ships and maritime aircraft from 14 navies.
    • Participation: Around 19 vessels, 34 aircraft and more than 3000 personnel from 25 countries are expected.
    • Theme: Partnership, Leadership, Friendship.
    • Significance: As Navy’s most significant international engagement activity, Exercise Kakadu is vital for building relationships between participating countries.
      • The exercise provides an opportunity for regional partners to undertake multinational maritime activities ranging from constabulary operations to high-end maritime warfare in a combined environment.

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Source: PIB