Brazil, South Africa, India navies participate in trilateral exercise

By Dialogo
September 14, 2010

The navies of Brazil, South Africa and India began a biennial trilateral exercise on September 11 off the coast of Africa.

While Brazil joined the India-Brazil South Africa (IBSAMAR) Exercise II with naval surface ships, the South African Navy dispatched submarines and aircraft, and India sent four modern warships from its western fleet, according to a report by Xinhua.

The trilateral exercise involves maritime operations such as anti-air, anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-pirate exercises among the three partners, said a report in the Press Trust of India news agency.

The joint exercise will serve to strengthen inter-operability in the maritime operations among the three navies, said an Indian Navy official in the news agency’s report, adding that the 2010 edition will be much more complex than the first.

The first edition of IBSAMAR was held In May, 2008.