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2nd March, 2024 Security


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Exercise Samudra Laksamana is underway from 28 Feb - 02 Mar 24 at/ off Visakhapatnam.


Exercise Samudra Laksamana

  • This collaborative effort involves the participation of Indian Naval Ship Kiltan and the Royal Malaysian Ship KD Lekir, marking the third edition of the exercise.
  • The exercise is aimed at harbouring professional interactions between the two navies followed by the operational phase at sea.
  • At the harbour, the crews of both ships will have various professional interactions, including subject matter expert exchanges on topics of mutual interest, sports fixtures, and other interactions, the release stated further.
  • These interactions are aimed to enhance the knowledge base, share best practices and further cooperation on maritime aspects.
  • During the sea phase, units would be jointly honing skills while conducting various operations at sea.
  • The exercise aims to strengthen bonds and enhance interoperability between the Indian and Royal Malaysian Navy.
  • India-Malaysia defence relations have steadily grown over the years, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Other exercise between India and Malaysia

  • Exercise Harimau Shakti: This is a bilateral exercise between the Indian Army and the Malaysian Army. It focuses on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in rural and urban environments.


Exercise Harimau Shakti is a military exercise between India and which of the following country?

  1. Malaysia
  2. Nepal
  3. Myanmar
  4. Bangladesh

Answer A