• India
  • Sep 19

India, Japan conclude 6th edition of ‘JIMEX’

• The sixth edition of the Japan India Maritime Exercise — JIMEX 2022 — hosted by the Indian Navy concluded in the Bay of Bengal with the two sides bidding farewell to each other with a customary steam past on September 17, 2022.

• The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) deployed Izumo, a helicopter carrier, and Takanami, a guided missile destroyer for the exercise.

• The Indian Navy was represented by multi-purpose stealth frigate Sahyadri and anti-submarine warfare corvettes Kadmatt and Kavaratti. Additionally, guided missile destroyer Ranvijay, fleet tanker Jyoti, offshore patrol vessel Sukanya and submarines, MIG 29K fighter aircraft, long range maritime patrol aircraft and ship borne helicopters of the Indian Navy also participated in the exercise.

• JIMEX witnessed some of the most complex exercises undertaken jointly by the two navies. 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. 

• This edition of the JIMEX marks the 10th anniversary of the exercise which began in Japan in 2012. It also coincides with the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between India and Japan.

Some other naval exercises:

• Thailand -  India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT)

• United Kingdom: Konkan Shakti

• Indonesia: Samudra Shakti

• Singapore: Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX).

UPSC Civil Services Examination, Previous Year Question (2017)

Q. Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS): 

1. Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy.

2. IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only    (b) 2 only   (c) Both 1 and 2   (d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (b)

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