Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) Ship Teruzuki visited Kochi from September 9-11. Captain Masashi Kondo, Commander Escort Division Six was sailing onboard JS Teruzuki, a destroyer which is being commanded by Commander Seiichi Hashimoto. Captain Masashi Kondo, Commander Escort Division Six accompanied by the Commanding Officer of Japanese Ship Teruzuki called on Rear Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, the Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command (SNC) on September 9 wherein professional subjects of common interest to both navies were discussed.
On September 10, Atsushi Miura, Superintendent Japan Coast Guard and Commanding Officer of Somalia Dispatch Investigation Team, who was also part of the visiting delegation, called on Commander, Coast Guard district 4 at District Headquarters No 4, Fort Kochi.
The visiting JMSDF personnel were given a conducted tour of Anti-submarine Warfare School. In addition, a friendly football match between naval personnel from both navies were also conducted. The crew from the JMSDF Teruzuki also visited places of interest at Fort Kochi, Marine Drive and Museums etc, during their stay at Kochi.
On departure, Passage Exercise ‘PASSEX’ was conducted off Kochi on September 11 between Indian Naval Ship Sunayna and JMSDF Ship Teruzuki.