Three Indian warships have sailed to the Western Australian coast to participate in a week-long naval exercise with Australia.
The India-Australia naval exercises, AUSINDEX, is a regular bilateral maritime exercise that aims to develop a deeper understanding and cooperation between the two navies. For 2017, Indian Navy ships Jyoti, Shivalik and Kamorta will participate with the Australian navy in Fremantle. The Royal Australian Navy is represented by HMA Ships Newcastle, Waller and Clearance Diving Team Four.
This is the second edition of the AUSINDEX, with the first being conducted in 2015 in Vishakhapatnam. The exercises continue naval cooperation between the Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy and aim to increase interoperability of the two navies.