Section: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Good show old sport, as Success sails towards decommissioning

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Combined sports teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather to take part in a sports day during HMAS Success’s port visit to Langkawi in Malaysia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Combined sports teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather to take part in a sports day during HMAS Success’s port visit to Langkawi in Malaysia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Teams from HMAS Success took on the Royal Malaysian Navy in volleyball and futsal competitions on the island of Langkawi.

Navy brings joy to children in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success Captain Darren Grogan, CSC, RAN speaks with children from the disabled children's ward at the Institute for Child Health in Chennai, India during a visit by members form HMAS Ships Success and Parramatta.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success Captain Darren Grogan, CSC, RAN speaks with children from the disabled children's ward at the Institute for Child Health in Chennai, India during a visit by members form HMAS Ships Success and Parramatta.

Prosthetics and wheelchairs were among the items donated to children in need by Royal Australian Navy members during a visit to the disabled children’s ward at the Institute for Child Health in Chennai, India.

Village visit forges closer ties

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Janelle Price plays a game of slingshot with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Cultural Village in Malaysia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Janelle Price plays a game of slingshot with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Cultural Village in Malaysia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Mutual respect, cultural understanding and knowledge sharing have been fundamental to the Australia-Malaysia relationship, a relationship with close people-to-people links over many years.

Success ‘boarded’ during Bay of Bengal exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Indian Navy sailors from INS Sahyadri and Royal Australian Navy sailors from HMAS Parramatta on the flight deck of HMAS Success during boarding party exercises as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Indian Navy sailors from INS Sahyadri and Royal Australian Navy sailors from HMAS Parramatta on the flight deck of HMAS Success during boarding party exercises as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Success was repeatedly ‘boarded’ in the Bay of Bengal by a number of Australian and Indian boarding parties as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

An Indian view from Parramatta

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Indian Navy officer Lieutenant Arun Bhumbla (right), observes Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Andrew Jennings clear weapons prior to a boarding exercise onboard HMAS Parramatta during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Indian Navy officer Lieutenant Arun Bhumbla (right), observes Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Andrew Jennings clear weapons prior to a boarding exercise onboard HMAS Parramatta during AUSINDEX 2019.

A young Indian naval officer spent AUSINDEX 2019 aboard HMAS Parramatta, observing most of the activity from the bridge of the Australian frigate.

Sailor's career begins and ends with Newcastle

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer’s career began in HMAS Newcastle and will end in the same ship.

Cricket royalty helps Aussie and Indian sailors combine forces

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Special guest Glenn McGrath (right) observes as the coin is tossed at the start of a friendly cricket match between combined Royal Australian Navy and Indian teams at the Prince of Arcot cricket ground in Chennai, India as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Special guest Glenn McGrath (right) observes as the coin is tossed at the start of a friendly cricket match between combined Royal Australian Navy and Indian teams at the Prince of Arcot cricket ground in Chennai, India as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath opened a cricket game between Australian and Indian sailors during AUSINDEX 2019.

Cultural welcome to Sri Lanka

Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Members of HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle were given a warm welcome by the Sri Lankan Navy when they recently arrived in Colombo.

Striving for success at AUSINDEX in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Exercise AUSINDEX 2019 has commenced with the largest naval group Australia has ever sent to India.

Helos hop from deck to deck to prove combined air capabilities at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

An Indian Navy Sea King helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra during cross-deck training exercises during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

An Indian Navy Sea King helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra during cross-deck training exercises during AUSINDEX 2019.

Indian and Australian air crews have highlighted their navies’ interoperability during AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal this month.