Japan-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise- JIMEX 2022 in Bay of Bengal.

  • The 6th edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by Indian Navy commenced in the Bay of Bengal on 11th September 2022.
  • The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships are being led by R Adam Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four and the Indian Navy ships are being led by R Adam Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.
  • Indian Navy ships welcomed JMSDF ships Izumo, a helicopter carrier, and Takanami, a Guided Missile Destroyer, on their arrival in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Guided Missile Destroyer Rannvijay, Fleet Tanker Jyothi, Offshore Patrol Vessel Sukanya, Submarine, MIG29K Fighter Aircraft, Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and ship-borne helicopters are participating in the exercise.
  • The JIMEX 22 comprises two phases – the exercise at sea and the port phase at Visakhapatnam.
  • This edition marks the 10th anniversary of JIMEX, which debuted in Japan in 2012. It also coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India & Japan.

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