The 3rd edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) commenced at Visakhapatnam on Sunday following the arrival of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Kaga and Inazuma in the Andhra Pradesh port city, the Indian Navy said.
The exercise to be held till 15 October aims to “enhance interoperability, improve understanding and imbibe the best practices” followed by the two forces. Kaga is an Izumo-class helicopter destroyer while Inazuma is a guided missile destroyer. These are taking part in the exercise under the command of Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukada, Commander, Escort Flotilla-4.
The Indian Navy is represented by three indigenously designed and built warships and a fleet tanker. The ships are multipurpose stealth frigate INS Satpura, anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kadmatt, missile corvette and fleet tanker INS Shakti, an official release said. Read More