New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The navies of India and Japan have concluded their 4th edition of maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX 2020. The three-day maritime exercise took place in the North Arabian Sea. Ships undertook anti-air and anti-submarine warfare exercises, weapon firings, tracking and tactical maneuvers.
On the second day as well, the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships undertook weapon drills, seamanship evolutions and advanced exercises. The event commenced on September 26. The exercise took place during the time of growing concerns over China’s military activity in the Indian Ocean Region as well as in the Indo-Pacific.
The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam, India. JIMEX 20 will further enhance the cooperation and mutual confidence between the two navies and fortify the long-standing bond of friendship between the two countries.