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India, Japan naval exercise JIMEX-2020 begins in Arabian Sea

New Delhi(DL): Indian Navy & Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Enforce (JMSDF) ships held activities in close formation in JIMEX-2020, the fourth edition of India(In)-Japan Maritime bilateral exercise.

It’s being conducted within the North Arabian Sea from Sep 26 to 28.
The fourth edition of India(In)-Japan maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX, that is held biennially between the Indian Navy & Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Enforce (JMSDF) going to be conducted within the North Arabian Sea from 26 to 28 Sep 2020.

JIMEX show of exercises commenced in Jan 2012 with a special target on maritime security cooperation. The last edition of JIMEX has been held in Oct 2018 off Visakhapatnam, India(In).

Naval cooperation between India(In) & Japan has rised in range & complexity over the yrs.. Sophisticated level of activities & exercises scheduled throughout JIMEX-20 are indicative of the continued upswing in Indo-Japanese defense relations & continued measures by both Govts to work (5) closely for a extra secure, open & inclusive global commons, in accordance with Intl. rules.

JIMEX 20 going to showcase a high graduation of inter-operability & joint operational skills using the carry out of a multitude of sophisticated exercises, around the spectrum of maritime activities.

Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings, cross deck helicopter activities & complex surface, anti-submarine & air warfare drills going to consolidate coordination developed by this 2 navies.

JIMEX 20 is being held in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, in see of COVID-19 constraints.

Indigenously constructed stealth destroyer Chennai, Teg Class stealth frigate Tarkash & Fleet Tanker Deepak, within the command of Rear Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, Flag Official Commanding Western Fleet, going to portray the Indian Navy. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Enforce going to be represented by JMSDF Ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer & Ikazuchi, a Guided Missile Destroyer, commanded by Rear Admiral Konno Yasushige, Commander Escort Flotilla – 2 (CCF – 2).

Apart from ships, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Airplane, integral helicopters & fighter airplane going to also attend within the exercise. JIMEX 20 going to furthermore enhance the cooperation & mutual confidence between the 2 navies & fortify the long-standing bond of friendship between the 2 nations.

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