The 3-day naval exercise by Indian Navy and Japan in Arabian Sea will begin from today. The drills will be held in the northern Arabia Sea.
The India-Japan maritime bilateral exercise (JIMEX) is conducted biennially. The last edition of the drill was conducted off the coast of Visakhapatnam in October 2018.
Earlier Indian Navy had conducted an exercise with Australia in the Indian Ocean.
Indian warships Chennai, Teg, Tarkash and fleet tanker Deepak will represent the Indian Navy at JIMEX-20, while Japanese navy is sending its warships Kaga and Ikazuchi for the drills.
“JIMEX-20 will showcase a high degree of inter-operability and joint operational skills through conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations. Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firing, cross-deck helicopter operations and complex surface, anti-submarine and air warfare drills will consolidate the coordination developed by the two navies,” the navy said in a statement.