Bilateral Maritime Exercise between Japan and India, JIMEX 20, to Commence on 29 Sept

The exercise will showcase joint operational skills and a high degree of inter-operability through the conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations.
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Updated: Sep 25, 2020 10:03:57 pm

Bilateral Maritime Exercise between Japan and India, JIMEX 20, to Commence on 29 Sept

25 September 2020 Current Affairs:The 4th edition of Maritime bilateral exercise between India and Japan "JIMEX 20" has been scheduled to be held from 26 to 28 September 2020. The exercise is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

JIMEX 20:
♦ JIMEX 20 will be conducted in North Arabian Sea. 
♦ The exercise will showcase joint operational skills and high degree of inter-operability through conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations. 
♦ The exercise will include Multi-faceted tactical exercises like weapon firings, cross deck helicopter operations and complex surface.
♦ It also incluse anti-submarine and air warfare drills that will consolidate coordination developed by the two navies.
♦ JIMEX 20 will be conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, in view of COVID-19 restrictions.
♦ The exercise aims to enhance the cooperation and mutual confidence between the two navies. It also aims to fortify the long standing bond of friendship between the two countries.
♦ From Indian Side, the indigenously built stealth destroyer Chennai, Teg Class stealth frigate Tarkash and Fleet Tanker Deepak, under the command of Rear Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, will participate in the exercise.
♦ From Japanese Side, JMSDF Ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer and Ikazuchi, a Guided Missile Destroyer, led by Rear Admiral Konno Yasushige, Commander Escort Flotilla – 2 (CCF - 2) will participate in the exercise.

Background:
JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012. The main objective of the exercise is to focus on maritime security cooperation. The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam, India.
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