Topic: Exercise AUSINDEX

HMAS Newcastle visits India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Holly Murphy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India.

Making her way north to commence duties as part of Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, further strengthening relationships recently made on exercise off Fremantle.

Bilateral Exercise reinforces relationships

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HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia.

Australia and India have successfully completed a series of complex warfare scenarios during Exercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) off the Western Australian coast.

AUSINDEX strengthens ties between navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX.

HMAS Newcastle’s capabilities proved invaluable during a complex warfare scenario involving Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kamorta during the Australia-India Exercise (AUSINDEX) held off the Western Australian coast. 

Indian warships arrive for bilateral maritime exercise

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(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle.

Three Indian warships sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast.

Navies exchange goals during sports day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.

Navies build spiritual resilience together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17. (photo: UNKNOWN)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17.

At the break of dawn, Indian and Australian naval personnel ‘bent over backwards’ strengthening minds, bodies and relationships during a unique yoga session on a Fremantle wharf.

Cross-decking during AUSINDEX 15

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LEUT Arthur Jagiello (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Lieutenant Aravird Bhat stands on the bridge wing of HMAS Sirius as INS Shivalik approaches for a practice replenishment. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked in HMAS Sirius as a liaision officer during AUSINDEX 15.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Lieutenant Aravird Bhat stands on the bridge wing of HMAS Sirius as INS Shivalik approaches for a practice replenishment. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked in HMAS Sirius as a liaision officer during AUSINDEX 15.

The inaugural maritime exercise between Australia and India, AUSINDEX15, recently held off India, provided an exciting opportunity for a select few to sample life in the others' Navy.

Afar and abroad for an Arunta Aircrewman

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys David Williams says he loves working on operations and being part of a Seahawk crew. He is currently embarked on HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

Sailor exploring heritage during Philippines visit

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Able Seaman Electronics Technician Aaron Scott as he takes time away from his primary role of HMAS Arunta’s Underwater Sensors and Navigational Aids technician to coxswain one of the ship's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Aaron Scott as he takes time away from his primary role of HMAS Arunta’s Underwater Sensors and Navigational Aids technician to coxswain one of the ship's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats.

Able Seaman Electronic Technician Aaron Scott is currently serving in his third ship in his five years with the Royal Australian Navy, and as part of HMAS Arunta’s ship's company, he is preparing to arrive in Subic Bay, in the Philippines.

Birthday celebrations during AUSINDEX15

Published on by POML-P Raymond O'Sullivan (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat from the Indian Navy showing off some local Indian cusine, gulab jamoon, to Maritime Logisitcs - Cooks Leading Seaman Maria Mathews, Able Seaman Kiralee Ekin, and Able Seaman Justin Dando.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat from the Indian Navy showing off some local Indian cusine, gulab jamoon, to Maritime Logisitcs - Cooks Leading Seaman Maria Mathews, Able Seaman Kiralee Ekin, and Able Seaman Justin Dando.

The crew of HMAS Sirius took some time out of the recent AUSINDEX maritime activity in India, to celebrate the ship's ninth 'birthday' since commissioning on 16 September 2006.