Twenty-six ships, 21 aircraft and one submarine will participate in the Sea Phase of the ongoing multilateral naval exercise MILAN-22 commencing in the Bay of Bengal from March 2. The Sea phase scheduled till March 4 includes advanced and complex exercises in all three dimensions of maritime operations. Earlier, a pre-sail Combined Briefing for the Sea Phase was presided by the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Adm Sanjay Bhalla which was attended by Senior Officers, Commanding Officers, and planning teams of all participating units from Friendly Foreign Countries.
The Sea Phase of MILAN aims to enhance interoperability and maritime cooperation and share best practices amongst the participating navies. The schedule includes weapon firings, seamanship evolutions, advanced anti-submarine warfare exercises, cross deck helicopter landings, simulation of complex operational scenarios and tactical manoeuvres.