Indian Navy Ships- INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (ADMM-PLUS MS FTX 2019). It was held in two phases viz. Phase 1- from 3 May 19 off South Korea coast and Phase II- from 9 to 12 May 2019 in South China Sea.
ADMM-PLUS MS FTX
This edition of this multilateral naval exercise involved 19 ships and 10 aircraft with about 700 personnel from 18 ADMM-Plus countries. They conducted series of professional exchanges ashore, as well as maritime security drills in waters off South Korea and Singapore.
Indian Navy along with navies of US, Philippines and Japan conducted Group Sail in disputed South China Sea. It was their first joint naval exercise. In this group sail, naval ships of these four undertook various exercises en route which included formation manoeuvring, cross-deck flying, under way replenishment runs and exchange of sea riders.
ASEAN Defense Minister’s Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus)