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India-Japan Strengthen Defence Cooperation At Bay Of Bengal

As per the latest reports, the naval forces of India and Japan completed maritime exercises in the Bay of Bengal to upgrade defence cooperation between the two nations. Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt attempted a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Ships Uraga and Hirado in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday (January 13).

India-Japan To Strengthen Defence Cooperation

Both JMSDF ships are essential for Minesweeper Division One and are on organization to the Indian Ocean Region with Captain Noguchi Yasushi, Commander Minesweeper Division One left locally available JS Uraga.

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The activity was pointed toward reinforcing two-sided relations, advancing defence cooperation, improving common arrangement and interoperability between the two naval forces and sharing prescribed procedures. The maritime partnership practice incorporated a wide scope of oceanic tasks, flying activities, renewal draws near and strategic moves.

“The whole exercise was arranged and led in a noncontact mode, in this manner holding fast to Covid security standards,” Indian Navy said.

JIMEX Started In January 2012

Last year India and Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) was held in the Arabian Sea from October 6 to October 8.

JIMEX series of activities initiated in January 2012 with an extraordinary spotlight on maritime security cooperation. The last version of JIMEX was led in September 2020.

JIMEX-21 was planned to foster normal comprehension of the functional methodology and improve interoperability through direct a large number of cutting edge works out, across the whole range of oceanic activities.

Multi-layered strategic activities including weapon firings, cross-deck helicopter tasks, and complex surface, hostile to submarine and air fighting drills will unite coordination created by the two naval forces.

Maritime collaboration among India and Japan has expanded in degree and intricacy over years.





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