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  • Japan and India would be participating in the third edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX)
  • With the ships of Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy (IN) from 07 to 15 October 18.

Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) 2018:

  • JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding and imbibe the best practices of each other.
  • The ships participating are INS Satpura, multipurpose stealth frigate, INS Kadmatt, Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, Missile Corvette and INS Shakti, the Fleet Tanker.
  • In addition, one submarine, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a number of integral helicopters would also be participating in the exercise.

JIMEX 18:

  • JIMEX 18, spread over eight days, will comprise a Harbour Phase and a Sea Phase of four days each.The Harbour Phase will include professional and social interactions between ship’s crews, sports fixtures and operational planning for the Sea Phase.
  • The Sea Phase would include Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercises, VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure) Drills, Gun Firings, Cross Deck Helo Operations and coordinated operations in Anti-Submarine/ Anti-Air threat scenarios.
  • The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in Dec 2013 off Chennai.
  • Importance of the exercise:
  • The conduct of JIMEX-18 after five years is indicative of an upswing in the Indo-Japanese defence relations and the continued efforts to work closely to enhance safety and security of the global commons. It will help establishing rule based order on the IOR.
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