Navies of USA and Iran to participate in joint military exercise

New Delhi, November 25, 2019: Naval Exercise MILAN 2020 is scheduled to be held at Vishakhapatnam in March, 2020 in which 41 countries have been invited.  The list of countries has been given are as under:

1. Indonesia

 

8. France 15. Mozambique 22. Sudan 29. Israel 36. Qatar
2. Thailand

 

9. Malaysia 16. Australia 23. Somalia 30. Kenya 37. Egypt
3. Sri Lanka 10. Vietnam 17. Myanmar 24. New Zealand

 

31. USA 38. Tanzania
4. Comoros

 

11. Maldives 18. Brunei 25. Philippines 32. Japan 39. UK
5. Saudi Arabia 12. Oman 19. Mauritius

 

26. Cambodia 33. Singapore 40. South Korea
6. South Africa 13. Kuwait

 

20. Iran 27. Madagascar 34. Bangladesh 41. Russia
7. Djibouti 14. Eritrea 21. Bahrain 28. UAE 35. Seychelles

 

 

The Government pursues cooperation initiatives with friendly foreign countries including in Indian Ocean Region through structured interactions like Staff Talks, Empowered Steering Group etc.  The areas of cooperation include Capacity Building, Marine Domain Awareness, Training, Hydrography, Technical Assistance, Operational Exercise etc.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shri A. K. Selvaraj in Rajya Sabha today.