INS Sahyadri and RIMPAC

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INS Sahyadri participating in RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise) has portrayed the idea of integrating yoga into daily life during extended deployments for ships.

What is RIMPAC ?

RIMPAC(Rim of the Pacific Exercise) is the world's largest international maritime exercise. 26th edition of RIMPAC, Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) was hosted by US on Hawaii coast.

The exercise was attended by 25,000 personnel and more than 45 surface ships and submarines from 25 countries. China has attended earlier versions of the exercise in 2014 and 2016 but was not present this time because of being dis-invited by US citing China?s military actions in the South China Sea.

What is INS Sahyadri ?

INS Sahyadri (F49) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy. This class features improved stealth and land attack capabilities over the preceding Talwar-class frigates.

INS Sahyadri, has potrayed yoga to ensure good health and high morale of personnel on board during deployment in RIMPAC(Rim of the Pacific Exercise). INS Sahyadri was also part of trilateral Malabar war games with Japan and the U.S. off the Coast of Guam.

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