India, Japan 3-day naval exercise JIMEX to start from today in Arabian sea

New Delhi: Indian and Japanese naval forces all set to start their three-day-long maritime military exercise starting from Saturday (September 26). The navel exercise will happen in the North Arabian Sea. This is the fourth edition of Japan Maritime respective exercise (JIMEX).

The navel exercise will proceed till September 28 and it is being directed in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, taking into account COVID-19 limitations. 

The activity is occurring in the setting of developing worries over China’s military movement in the Indian Ocean Region just as in the Indo-Pacific. 

The authorities said the fourth release of the India-Japan sea practice JIMEX will include a multitude of advanced exercises over the range of sea tasks, in impression of serious extent of operability and joint operational aptitudes. 

JIMEX-20 will see some serious level of operations and activities which is characteristic of the kept rise in Indo-Japanese safeguard relations and proceeded with endeavors by the two Governments to work intently for a safer, open and comprehensive worldwide house, as per global guidelines. 

Outstandingly, this will be the first military exercise after the two nations consented to a landmark arrangement on September 9 that will permit their militaries to get to one another’s bases for coordination. 

The JIMEX series of exercises started in January 2012 with an exceptional spotlight on oceanic security collaboration. The last release of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam coast. 

JIMEX will exhibit a serious extent of between operability and joint operational abilities through the direct use of a large number of cutting edge works out over the range of oceanic activities. 

Multi-faceted strategic activities including weapon firings, cross deck helicopter tasks and complex surface, against submarine and air fighting drills will solidify coordination created by the two naval forces.

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