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India and Japan conclude maritime exercise 2022

India and Japan conclude maritime exercise 2022 (Photo: PIB)

The sixth edition of the Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 hosted by the Indian Navy concluded in the Bay of Bengal.

Called JIMEX 22, the naval exercise witnessed complex exercises. Both sides engaged in advanced level anti-submarine warfare, weapon firings and Air Defence exercises. Shipborne helicopters, fighter aircraft and submarines also participated in the exercise. Indian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) ships replenished each other at sea under the agreement on Reciprocal Provision for Supply and Services (RPSS).

The exercise, which marked the tenth anniversary of JIMEX since its inception in 2012, consolidated the mutual understanding and interoperability between the two navies.

Indian Naval ships led by Rear Adm Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Ships Izumo and Takanami led by Rear Adm Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four, participated in the week-long exercise.

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