Japan-India Hold 8th Edition of Jimex At Yokosuka

Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth frigate INS Shivalik arrived at Yokosuka, Japan to participate in the eighth edition of the bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2024 (JIMEX 24). The ship was accorded a warm welcome by VAdm. ITO Hiroshi, Commander JMSDF Yokosuka District & Ambassador Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan.

The exercise included both harbour and sea phases. The harbour phase comprised professional, sports and social interactions, after which the two navies jointly honed their war fighting skills at sea and enhanced their interoperability through complex multi-discipline operations in the surface, sub-surface and air domains.

While INS Shivalik represented the navy, the JMSDF was being represented by the Guided Missile Destroyer JS Yugiri. Integral helicopters from both navies also participated in the joint exercise. Having grown in scope and complexity over the years, JIMEX 24 provided an opportunity to learn from each other’s best practices and facilitatd operational interactions between IN and JMSDF to foster mutual cooperation and reaffirm their shared commitment towards maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.



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