Indian Navy's joint exercise with Japan ends in Bay of Bengal
Visakhapatnam The joint exercises between the navies India and Japan ended in the Bay of Bengal with a resolve to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force(JMSDF) Ships Uraga and Hirado in the Bay on Thursday. Both JMSDF ships are part of Minesweeper Division One and are on deployment to the Indian Ocean Region with Captain Noguchi Yasushi, Commander Minesweeper Division One embarked onboard JS Uraga. The exercise was aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, promoting defence cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and interoperability between the two navies and sharing best practices.
According to a release issued by the Navy, the Maritime Partnership Exercise included a wide range of maritime operations viz. flying operations, replenishment approaches and tactical maneuvers. The entire exercise was planned and conducted in a non-contact mode, thereby adhering to COVID safety norms.