Indian Navy Chief Admiral Hari Kumar arrives in Japan to witness International Fleet review and Malabar exercise
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral R Hari Kumar arrived in Japan on a 5 day visit. During his visit from 5 -9 November 2022 he will attend the International Fleet Review and witness the 26th Malabar Naval Exercise. The visit of the CNS to Japan signifies a high level of bilateral defence engagements with Japan.
Official engagement of the CNS in Japan
- The CNS has a packed schedule in Japan. He will witness the International Fleet Review (IFR) conducted by the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) at Yokosuka on 06 Nov 22 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of its formation. Japan’s Navy is called the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force.
- He will attend the 18th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS), to be held on 7th and 8th November 2022 at Yokohama, Japan. India is an observer at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium.
- He will witness the inauguration of the 26th edition of the Malabar naval exercise being held at Yokosuka with the participation of Australia, Japan and the USA. The Malabar Naval exercise started in 1992, is observing its 30th anniversary.
- Two Indian Naval Ships INS Shivalik and INS Kamorta have also arrived at Yokosuka, Japan to participate in the IFR and Exercise MALABAR – 2022. Both the naval ships have been built in India.
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