• Tuesday, February 07, 2023


India conducts naval partnership exercise with Japan

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By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIAN naval ships Shivalik and Kadmatt on Thursday (13) undertook Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japanese maritime self-defence force ships Uraga and Hirado in the Bay of Bengal.

The exercise included a wide range of flying operations, replenishment approaches and tactical manoeuvres. The Indian Navy shared the information of the Maritime Partnership Exercise on Twitter.

The precision, coordination and high level of interoperability displayed during the exercise reflected not only the high standards of professionalism and preparedness the two Asian navies maintain to counter threats at sea, but also the high level of trust and understanding they have built over the years.

The complex maritime exercises will enable the two countries’ naval power to further strengthen their wide-ranging strategic partnership and, when required, to jointly safeguard their maritime interests and ensure peace, security and stability in the region.

In October last year, the Indian and Japanese navies conducted the fifth edition of bilateral maritime exercise JIMEX in the Arabian sea.

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