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INDIA-JAPAN MARITIME BILATERAL EXERCISE ‘JIMEX’

INDIA-JAPAN MARITIME BILATERAL EXERCISE ‘JIMEX’

Context

The fourth edition of India-Japan Maritime bilateral exercise (JIMEX) begins in the North Arabian Sea.

Details : About the exercise ‘JIMEX’

  • It is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).
  • It will be conducted for over three days and in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, in view of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • It was the series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation.
  • Its last edition of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam coast.
  • JIMEX 20 will showcase high degree of interoperability and joint operational skills through conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations.
  • There will be coordination between India and Japanese Naval Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings, cross deck helicopter operations and complex surface, anti-submarine and air warfare drills will consolidate coordination developed by the two navies.

About Arabian Sea

It is a region of the northern Indian Ocean bounded on the north by Pakistan, Iran, and the Gulf of Oman, on the west by the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Peninsula, on the southeast by the Laccadive Sea, on the southwest by the Somali Sea, and on the east by India.

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