OFF VIZAG: Stunning images from 1st ever India-Australia naval exercise #AUSINDEX @Australian_Navy


The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ships. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ships. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with participating Australian ships HMAS Sheean, HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius sailing in formation *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with participating Australian ships HMAS Sheean, HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius sailing in formation *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ship. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ship. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ships. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ships. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
HMAS Arunta conducts a Replenishment at Sea approach with Indian Navy ship INS Shakti during AUSINDEX 2015. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
HMAS Arunta conducts a Replenishment at Sea approach with Indian Navy ship INS Shakti during AUSINDEX 2015. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Commanding Officer of HMAS Sheean, Commander Jason Couples, RAN and Rear Admiral Ajendra Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet discuss the upcoming exercise and future interoperability between the Australian and Indian navies at the AUSINDEX 2015 Opening Ceremony. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Commanding Officer of HMAS Sheean, Commander Jason Couples, RAN and Rear Admiral Ajendra Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet discuss the upcoming exercise and future interoperability between the Australian and Indian navies at the AUSINDEX 2015 Opening Ceremony. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Cook Justin Dando and Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat discuss dinner on HMAS Sirius. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked as a liaision officer in HMAS Sirius for the conduct of AUSINDEX 15. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12-20 Sep 2015.  Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with the Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijay and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Cook Justin Dando and Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat discuss dinner on HMAS Sirius. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked as a liaision officer in HMAS Sirius for the conduct of AUSINDEX 15. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12-20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with the Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijay and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Lieutenant Commander Cindy Jenkins (right) and Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat (right) share a gift of gulab jamoon, an Indian dessert sent to HMAS Sirius during a replenishment at sea with INS Shivalik, during AUSINDEX15. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12-20 Sep 2015.  Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with the Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijay and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Lieutenant Commander Cindy Jenkins (right) and Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat (right) share a gift of gulab jamoon, an Indian dessert sent to HMAS Sirius during a replenishment at sea with INS Shivalik, during AUSINDEX15. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12-20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with the Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijay and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Aaron Jones explains HMAS Arunta's propulsion system to Lieutenant Vishwanath Singh, an Indian Navy Marine Engineering Watchkeeping Officer during the sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Aaron Jones explains HMAS Arunta’s propulsion system to Lieutenant Vishwanath Singh, an Indian Navy Marine Engineering Watchkeeping Officer during the sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN Head of Navy Capability and Rear Admiral Ajendra Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet discuss the upcoming exercise and future interoperability between the Australian and Indian navies at the AUSINDEX 2015 Opening Ceremony. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 - 20 Sep 2015. Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise.  HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity. The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.
Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN Head of Navy Capability and Rear Admiral Ajendra Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet discuss the upcoming exercise and future interoperability between the Australian and Indian navies at the AUSINDEX 2015 Opening Ceremony. *** Local Caption *** The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, was held in Visakhapatnam, India between 12 – 20 Sep 2015.
Three Royal Australian Navy platforms and a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C made the passage to India for the exercise. HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta and submarine Sheean exercised with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with a P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.
The exercise commenced with a harbour phase involving briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea for various surface, anti-submarine and air warfare exercises. As recently announced by respective Defence Ministers, AUSINDEX will now be held every two years.

IMAGES COURTESY: AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE IMAGE LIBRARY

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