Exercise MILAN 2024

  • The Mid Planning Conference (MPC) of MILAN 24 (Multilateral Naval Exercise – 2024), to
    be hosted by the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam during Feb 2024, was conducted by the
    Eastern Naval Command (ENC).
  • MILAN is a biennial multilateral naval exercise incepted by Indian Navy in 1995 at
    Andaman and Nicobar Command.
  • Starting with the participation of only four countries, viz Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka
    and Thailand, in the 1995 edition, the exercise has since transitioned leaps and bounds
    in terms of number of participants and complexity of exercises.
  • Originally conceived in consonance with India’s ‘Look East Policy’, MILAN expanded in
    ensuing years with India’s ‘Act East policy’ and SAGAR Initiative, to include participation
    from island nations in the Western IOR (Indian Ocean Region) as also IOR littorals.