- The Maldives, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia will all be involved in IPE 2022
- "The commanders will develop a comprehensive blueprint to advance indigenisation through 'Make in India' with the goal of reaching 'AatmaNirbharta' by 2047.
For the joint exercise “Indo-Pacific Endeavour” with the Indian Navy, the Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Adelaide and Anzac arrived in Visakhapatnam on Monday. “Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE), one of Australia’s core regional engagement initiatives, returns to Southeast Asia and the Northeast Indian Ocean from September to November this year, visiting a record 14 countries in this iteration,” the Australian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Helicopters and about 1,500 people have been loaded onto Australian ships. Their trip to India started on October 30 and will go through November 2. IPE will open the door for more extensive and sophisticated operational cooperation between our defence forces, according to a statement from the Australian High Commission in New Delhi.
In the meantime, Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will speak at the Commanders Conference of the Indian Navy being held in New Delhi. According to PRO, Navy, the conference’s main objectives will be to address modern security paradigms, while also looking for methods to improve the Navy’s combat readiness and increase operational efficiency and synergy with the Indian Army and Indian Air Force.
“The commanders will develop a comprehensive blueprint to advance indigenisation through ‘Make in India’ with the goal of reaching ‘AatmaNirbharta’ by 2047. The PRO stated on Monday that the conference would also focus on the geostrategic dynamics of the region against the backdrop of recent international developments.
The Maldives, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia will all be involved in IPE 2022, the statement.
In order to fulfil the goal of the 2016 Defence White Paper to increase Australia’s involvement and alliances with regional security forces, IPE was launched in 2017 as an annual programme supervised by the Australian Defence Force. “Seeks to advance stability and security in Australia’s immediate neighbourhood through bilateral and multilateral engagement, capacity building, and training.