The Japan India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) has already begun on 26th September 2020. The three day maritime exercise shall end on 28th September. The Indian and Japanese Navy are carrying out joint exercises in the Indian Ocean to test their military capabilities and to keep themselves battle prepared.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Ikazuchi and Kaga led by Rear Admiral Konno Yasushige, CCF2 and Indian Navy ships Chennai Tarkash and Deepak led by Rear Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet carried out extensive Maritime Operations during the 1st day of 4th edition of ‘Japan India Maritime Exercise-2020.
“JIMEX-2020 (Japan India Maritime Exercise) includes advanced exercises, tactical maneuvers and a wide spectrum of maritime operations further enhancing naval co-operation and Maritime Interoperability”, said the Indian Navy.
The India Japan joint exercise in the sea becomes more important as both nations continue to counter Communist China’s expansionist aggression on both land and sea.
A few days back, the Indian Navy completed another passing exercise with the Australian Navy. The PSSEX (passing exercise) between Indian and Australian Navy took place in the Eastern Indian Ocean region. Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Hobart of Royal Australian Navy and Stealth Frigate INS Sahyadri and Missile Corvette INS Karmuk took part in the exercise