JIMEX 20 | Bilateral Maritime Exercise | UPSC
Bilateral Maritime Exercise Between Japan and India (JIMEX 20) to Commence off West Coast of India
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JIMEX 20 – BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE
- The 4th edition of India – Japan Maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX will be held in North Arabian Sea from 26 to 28 September 2020.
- The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam, India.
- Naval cooperation between India and Japan has increased in scope and complexity over the years.
- It is being conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, in view of COVID-19 restrictions.
- Advanced level of operations and exercises planned during JIMEX-20 are indicative of the continued upswing in Indo-Japanese defence relations.
- Both Governments work closely for a more secure, open and inclusive global commons, in accordance with international regulations.
- It will also showcase conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations.
JIMEX 20 FEATURES
- Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings
- Anti-submarine and air warfare drills etc.
- INDIAN SIDE : Indigenously built stealth destroyer Chennai, Teg Class stealth frigate Tarkash and Fleet Tanker Deepak.
- JAPANESE SIDE : The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will be represented by JMSDF Ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer and Ikazuchi, a Guided Missile Destroyer.
- In addition to ships, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, integral helicopters and fighter aircraft will also participate in the exercise.
- This will also fortify the long standing bond of friendship between the two countries.