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:
|8. France||15. Mozambique||22. Sudan||29. Israel||36. Qatar|
|9. Malaysia||16. Australia||23. Somalia||30. Kenya||37. Egypt|
|3. Sri Lanka||10. Vietnam||17. Myanmar||24. New Zealand
|31. USA||38. Tanzania|
|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.