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Source: The post is based on the article “Maritime Partnership Exercise Between Indian Navy And Japan Maritime Self Defense Force In The Andaman Sea” published in PIB on 24th July 2022.
What is the News?
A Maritime Partnership Exercise(MPX) was conducted between Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Indian Navy in the Andaman Sea.
About the Exercise
India and Japan have been carrying out regular exercises in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR) towards reinforcing maritime association.
The exercises were aimed at enhancing interoperability and streamlining seamanship and communication procedures.
From the Indian side, INS Sukanya, an offshore patrol vessel participated in the exercise.
What are the other exercises between India and Japan?
DHARMA GUARDIAN: It is an annual military exercise between India and Japan since 2018.
SHINYUU Maitri: It is a bilateral exercise between the Indian Air Force and the Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF).
JIMEX: It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan.
Sahayog-Kaijin: Joint bilateral exercise between the Indian Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard.