Japan India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX)

India and Japan will hold their first-ever maritime exercise off the coast of Tokyo  “Two destroyers, one maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) will participate in the exercise whereas INS Rana, INS Shivalik, INS Karmukh and fleet tanker INS Shakti will represent India.

The four ships of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral P Ajit Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, are on a sustained operational deployment in South China Sea and North West Pacific.

Eastern Naval Commander Vice Admiral Anil Chopra will also be visiting Tokyo to witness the first Japan India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX).

The government has been deploying Navy warships on in the East in keeping with India’s ‘Look East’ policy to strengthen military ties with the countries of this strategically important region.

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