Naval Exercise IBSAMAR 2016 between India, South Africa, Brazil kicked off in Goa

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The fifth edition of exercise IBSAMAR between Brazil, India and South Africa kicked off on 19 February 2016 in Goa. The exercise will conclude on 29 February 2016.This is the first time that Exercise IBSAMAR is being conducted in Indian waters. All the previous editions were being held off South Africa.The primary aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.