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Indian Navy postpones ‘Milan 2020’ exercise over concerns about Covid-19 coronavirus

04 March 2020
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As a "precautionary measure" related to the global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the Indian Navy (IN) has postponed the 10-day long 'Milan 2020' multilateral exercise it was expected to host in the Bay of Bengal for 31 navies.

The IN said in a statement on 3 March that this year's iteration of the biennial exercise, which was scheduled to begin on 18 March, has been deferred after taking "the safety of all participants and travel restrictions imposed by the spread of Covid-19" into consideration.

The exercise is expected to be held at a "later convenient date", the statement added.

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