JIMEX 2022: India-Japan joint naval drills in the Bay of Bengal begins

JIMEX 2022: India-Japan joint naval drills in the Bay of Bengal begins

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Category : Defense Published on: September 16 2022

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  • Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22), hosted by the Indian Navy, began in the Bay of Bengal.
  • JIMEX, which started in Japan in 2012, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with this edition.
  • The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships are being led by Rear Admiral Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four, and Indian naval ships by Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.
  • The Indian Navy is being represented by three indigenously designed and built warships; Sahyadri, a multi-purpose stealth frigate and Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes Kadmatt and Kavaratti. 
  • JIMEX 22 involves two phases - exercises at sea and a harbour phase at Visakhapatnam. 
  • It also marks 70 years of ties between India and Japan. 
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