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  • 14 Jun 2024
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Source: PIB

The eighth edition of the bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2024 (JIMEX 24) is set to take place in Yokosuka, Japan.

  • The exercise involves harbour and sea phases, with professional, sports, and social activities at the harbour, followed by joint naval war drills at sea to improve their interoperability across various operations.
  • The Indian Navy (IN) is being represented by INS Shivalik and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) is being represented by the Guided Missile Destroyer JS Yugiri. 
  • Integral helicopters from both navies will also participate in the joint exercise.
  • JIMEX 24 provides an opportunity to learn from each other's best practices and facilitates operational interactions between IN and JMSDF to foster cooperation and reaffirm their shared commitment towards maritime security in the Indo–Pacific.
  • Other bilateral exercises between India and Japan include the Malabar exercise (Naval Exercise), ‘Veer Guardian’ SHINYUU Maitri (Air Force), and Dharma Guardian (Army).

Read more: Japan-India Maritime Exercise, Maritime security

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