The latest edition of the Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise MILAN 2022 is scheduled to commence from Friday in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam with the theme of ‘Camaraderie-Cohesion-Collaboration’ aiming to hone operational skills, and enable doctrinal learning in the maritime domain, through professional interaction between friendly navies, according to a statement by the Indian Navy. MILAN 22 is being conducted over a duration of nine days in two phases with the harbour phase scheduled from February 25 to 28 and Sea Phase from March 1 to 4. “The theme of the MILAN 2022 exercise is “Camaraderie-Cohesion-Collaboration” which aims to project India as a responsible maritime power to the world at large,” said the statement.
Since the inception of MILAN in 1995, the event has been held biennially except for 2001, 2005, 2016, and 2020. While the 2001 and 2016 editions were not held due to International Fleet Reviews, the 2005 editions were rescheduled to 2006 due to the 2004 Tsunami. 2020 edition of MILAN was postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19. “MILAN 22 will witness its largest-ever participation, with more than 40 countries sending their warships/high-level delegations.
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