Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23)
Context:The seventh edition of the bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) hosted by the Indian Navy, is being conducted at off Visakhapatnam from 05 -10 July 2023.
- This edition marks the 11th anniversary of JIMEX, since its inception in 2012.
- JIMEX, is a series of maritime exercises conducted by the Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force.
- It commenced in January 2012. 2023 edition marks the 11th anniversary of JIMEX, since its inception in 2012.
- JIMEX-21 aims to develop a common understanding of operational procedures and enhance inter-operability through the conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the entire spectrum of maritime operations.
- Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings, cross-deck helicopter operations and complex surface, anti-submarine and air warfare drills will consolidate coordination developed by the two navies.
- JIMEX 23 will witness the participation of----
- INS Delhi - India's first indigenously built Guided Missile Destroyer
- INS Kamorta - an indigenously designed and built Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette,
- Fleet tanker INS Shakti - a submarine,
- Maritime patrol aircraft P8I and
- Dornier, ship-borne helicopters and fighter aircraft.
- JMSDF will be represented by the guided missile destroyer JS Samidare and its integral helicopters.
- There will be a Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam comprising of professional, sports, and social interactions.
- After this phase, the two navies will jointly hone their warfighting skills at sea and enhance their interoperability through complex multidiscipline operations in the surface, subsurface, and air domains.
- Having grown in scope and complexity over the years, JIMEX 23 provides an opportunity for India and Japan to learn from each other's best practices for improving security in the region.