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Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) to be held in Indian waters
Dec 18, 2013

The first Bi-lateral maritime exercise between India and Japan ‘JIMEX 12′ (Japan India Maritime Exercise) will commence  from 19th December to 22nd December 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 will focus on Maritime Security Cooperation. Spread over four days, the exercise will comprise harbour and sea phases of two days each. During the harbour 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 Anti-Piracy 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.

India and Japan had agreed to conduct bilateral naval exercises during Defence Minister A.K. Antony’s visit to Japan in November 2011 and the first such exercise was conducted off Japan in January 2012.

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