1. How Big Is It?
Running from 27 June to 2 August, RIMPAC 2018 involves 47 surface ships, 5 submarines, over 200 aircraft, land forces from 18 countries and 25,000 personnel – the US invites its allies and countries that lie along the rim of the Pacific Ocean to participate in these exercises.
Most of the ships, aircraft and submarines belong to US forces, and this massive congregation will conduct an array of exercises around the Hawaiian islands and off the coast of southern California in the US.
India is sending one ship, the INS Sahyadri, an indigenously built guided missile frigate.