6th edition of maritime exercise ‘JIMEX’ concludes
The sixth edition of the Japan India Maritime Exercise, JIMEX 22 hosted by the Indian Navy concluded in the Bay of Bengal 17 September. It started on 11 September in the Bay of Bengal.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Indian Navy ships led by Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Izumo and Takanami participated in the week-long exercise.
In the exercise some complex exercises were jointly conducted by both the navies.
Advanced level anti-submarine warfare, weapon firing and air defence exercises were conducted by both sides.
The Indian Navy was represented by three indigenously designed warships, - the Sahyadri, the anti-submarine frigates Kadmat and Kavaratti.
Shipborne helicopters, fighter aircraft and submarines also participated in this exercise.
About JIMEX 2022 :
This present edition of JIMEX 22 marks the 10th anniversary of JIMEX, which debuted in Japan in 2012.
It was celebrated to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both the countries India and Japan.
It seeks to strengthen the high level of interoperability between the maritime forces of the two countries through complex exercises in surface, sub-surface and air domains.
Its aim was to enhance interoperability and streamline seamanship and communication processes.
The exercise is part of the ongoing efforts between the two navies towards ensuring safe international shipping and trade in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
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