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14th September 2022 (9 Topics)

Japan-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise – Jimex 2022

Context

The sixth edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by Indian Navy commenced in the Bay of Bengal recently.

About

About JIMEX 2022:

  • JIMEX series of exercises was started in January 2012. It mainly focuses on maritime security cooperation.
  • JIMEX 22 seeks to consolidate the high degree of interoperability that exists between maritime forces of the two countries, through complex exercises in the surface, sub-surface and air domains.
  • The Indian Navy is being represented by three indigenously designed and built warships;
    • Sahyadri, a multi-purpose stealth frigate and
    • Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes Kadmatt and Kavaratti.
  • Japan is represented by Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Izumo, a Helicopter Carrier, and Takanami, a Guided Missile Destroyer.
  • Significance:
    • The sixth edition of JIMEX is not only significant due to India and Japan’s involvement in the Quad, but the occasion also marks 10 years since the exercise’s first edition.
    • It is also 70 years since diplomatic relations between India and Japan were established.

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