EXERCISE KAKADU 2018:
Exercise KAKADU is a joint-enabled, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.
KAKADU is Australia’s largest maritime exercise and aims to foster and strengthen effective security and humanitarian partnerships across the Indo-Pacific region through a series of training and engagement activities.
After having been deployed to the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean for over four months, representing Indian Navy in multinational exercises MALABAR 18 at Guam and RIMPAC 18 at Hawaii, INS Sahyadri has now reached the Port of Darwin, Australia to participate in Exercise KAKADU 2018.
Exercise KAKADU, which started in 1993, is held biennially in Darwin and the Northern Australian Exercise Areas (NAXA).
It derives its name from Kakadu National Park and
the 14th edition of the exercise is scheduled from August 29 and would see participation from 23 warships, one submarine, 45 aircraft, 250 marines and about 52 foreign staff from over 25 different countries.