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India-Japan Maritime bilateral exercise ‘JIMEX’ begins today

Updated: September 26, 2020 12:28 pm
The fourth edition of India-Japan Maritime bilateral exercise (JIMEX) begins in North Arabian Sea from today. The exercise is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). ‘JIMEX’ series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation. The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam coast. JIMEX 20 will be spread over three days and is being conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, in view of COVID-19 restrictions.

Naval cooperation between India and Japan has increased in scope and complexity over the years. Advanced level of operations and exercises planned during JIMEX-20 are indicative of the continued upswing in Indo-Japanese defence relations and continued efforts by both Governments to work closely for a more secure, open and inclusive global commons, in accordance with international regulations. JIMEX 20 will further enhance the cooperation and mutual confidence between the two navies and fortify the long standing bond of friendship between the two countries.

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