JIMEX 20 | Bilateral Maritime Exercise | UPSC

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JIMEX 20 | Bilateral Maritime Exercise | UPSC

JIMEX 20 | Bilateral Maritime Exercise | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Bilateral Maritime Exercise Between Japan and India (JIMEX 20) to Commence off West Coast of India

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence : Exercises

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS go through aim , edition , venue and significance of this exercise .

For MAINS nothing much here . Let us dive in !

      CONTEXT: 

JIMEX 20 – BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE 

EDITION

  • The 4th edition of India – Japan Maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX will be held in North Arabian Sea from 26 to 28 September 2020.

It is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

  • The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in October 2018 off Visakhapatnam, India.

AIM

JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation.

  • Naval cooperation between India and Japan has increased in scope and complexity over the years.

TIMELINE

JIMEX 20 will be spread over three days .

  • It is being conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’, in view of COVID-19 restrictions.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • Advanced level of operations and exercises planned during JIMEX-20 are indicative of the continued upswing in Indo-Japanese defence relations.
  • Both Governments work closely for a more secure, open and inclusive global commons, in accordance with international regulations.

JIMEX 20 will showcase high degree of inter-operability and joint operational skills.

  • It will also showcase conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations.

JIMEX 20 FEATURES

  • Multi-faceted tactical exercises involving weapon firings

Cross deck helicopter operations and complex surface

  • Anti-submarine and air warfare drills etc.

PARTICIPANTS

  • INDIAN SIDE : Indigenously built stealth destroyer ChennaiTeg Class stealth frigate Tarkash and Fleet Tanker Deepak.
  • JAPANESE SIDE : The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will be represented by JMSDF Ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer and Ikazuchi, a Guided Missile Destroyer.
  • In addition to ships, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, integral helicopters and fighter aircraft will also participate in the exercise.

JIMEX 20 | Bilateral Maritime Exercise | UPSC

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

JIMEX 20 will further enhance the cooperation and mutual confidence between the two navies.

  • This will also fortify the long standing bond of friendship between the two countries.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | JIMEX 20 | Bilateral Maritime Exercise | UPSC

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