First Japan-India Maritime Exercise in Indian Waters

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The first ever Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) to be conducted in waters off the Indian coast is scheduled in the Bay of Bengal from December 19-22, 2013.

The Indian Navy will be represented by the indigenously built stealth frigate INS Satpura, the Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay and missile corvette INS Kuthar. From the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) two Guided Missile destroyers, JS Ariake (with Commander Escort Division – 7 embarked), and JS Setogiri will participate.

The exercise focuses on Maritime Security Cooperation. Spread over four days, the exercise will comprise harbor and sea phases of two days each. During the harbor phase, the ships crews’ will exchange experiences through professional interactions and will undertake planning for joint operations for the sea phase. The sea phase will include exercises such as VBSS ie Visit, Board, Search and Seizure drills frequently undertaken during antipiracy operations, Gun firing, cross deck Helo operations and operations in anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-air threat scenarios. The exercise will serve to enhance interoperability, thereby enabling the navies to undertake operations in the sphere of maritime security in the future.

It may be recalled that India and Japan agreed upon conduct of bilateral naval exercises during Defense Minister AK Antony’s visit to Japan in November 2011. The maiden JIMEX was conducted off Japan in January 2012. This is the second round of the bilateral JIMEX and the first to be conducted in Indian waters.

 

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