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Which among the following ship participated in SIMBEX-19?
1. INS Kolkata
2. INS Shakti
3. INS Vikrant
4. Both 1 and 2

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Both 1 and 2

The correct answer is ​Both 1 and 2.

 

  • SIMBEX-19 (Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise) is an annual bilateral naval exercise between India and Singapore.
  • It was held from 16 May to 22 May 2019.
  • For SIMBEX 2019, the Indian Navy has deployed its finest assets Kolkata Class Destroyers (INS Kolkata and INS Shakti).
  • The objective was to extend bridges of friendship through maritime, economic, and cultural interactions with countries of east and south-east Asia (SEA).

 

  • SIMBEX was first initiated in 1993, since then it has become an annual affair.
  • Over the years it has grown in operational and tactical complexity as well as from traditional anti-submarine exercises to more complex maritime exercises.

 

INS Kolkata

  • INS Kolkata is the lead ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy.
  • She was constructed at Mazagaon Dock Limited and was handed over to the navy on 10 July 2014 after completing her sea trials.

INS Shakti

  • INS Shakti (A57) is a Deepak-class fleet tanker in service with the Indian Navy.
  • She was built by Fincantieri, an Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste.
  • She is the second and final ship of her class. Shakti, along with her predecessor Deepak, is one of the largest ships of the Indian Navy.

INS Vikrant

  • INS Vikrant, also known as Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1, is an aircraft carrier constructed by Cochin Shipyard in Kochi, Kerala for the Indian Navy.
  • It is the first aircraft carrier to be built in India.

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