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US-led RIMPAC exercise 2022

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    1st Jul, 2022


Around 25,000 personnel from across 26 nations are set to participate in the US-led biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2022.

What is RIMPAC?

  • RIMPAC exercise aims to provide training opportunities to the participants for sustaining and fostering the relationships critical for the safety and security of sea lanes and interconnected oceans.
  • First conducted in 1971, RIMPAC 2022 will be the 28th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise.


  • The exercise is to be conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California region from 29 June to 4 August.
  • This year, the multinational maritime exercise will involve participation of nearly 38 surface ships, four submarines, over 170 aircraft and nine national land forces.
  • Participants: The iteration witnessed participation of forces from 26 nations including the US, Australia, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, France, India, Chile, Ecuador, Indonesia, Denmark, Tonga, Israel, Colombia, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • Theme: The theme of RIMPAC 2022 is ‘capable, adaptive, partners.’

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