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[pib] Bilateral Maritime Exercise JIMEX 18


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: JIMEX 2018

Mains level: Importance of such bilateral exercises


Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) 2018

  1. Japan and India would be participating in the third edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) with the ships of Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy (IN) from 07 to 15 October 18.
  2. JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding and imbibe the best practices of each other.
  3. The ships participating are INS Satpura, multipurpose stealth frigate, INS Kadmatt, Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, Missile Corvette and INS Shakti, the Fleet Tanker.
  4. In addition, one submarine, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a number of integral helicopters would also be participating in the exercise.

Details of JIMEX 18

  1. JIMEX 18, spread over eight days, will comprise a Harbour Phase and a Sea Phase of four days each.
  2. The Harbour Phase will include professional and social interactions between ship’s crews, sports fixtures and operational planning for the Sea Phase.
  3. The Sea Phase would include Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercises, VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure) Drills, Gun Firings, Cross Deck Helo Operations and coordinated operations in Anti-Submarine/ Anti-Air threat scenarios.
  4. The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in Dec 2013 off Chennai.

Importance of the exercise

  1. The conduct of JIMEX-18 after five years is indicative of an upswing in the Indo-Japanese defence relations and the continued efforts to work closely to enhance safety and security of the global commons.
  2. It will help establishing rule based order on the IOR.
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