A Maritime Partnership Exercise was held between the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) in the Bay of Bengal in a non-contact mode amid COVID-19. The Indian side was represented by Indian Naval Ships (INS) Shivalik and INS Kadmatt while JMSDF Ships Uraga and Hirado participated from the Japanese side. Strengthening bilateral relations, promoting defence cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and interoperability, and sharing best practices between IN and JMSDF.
Some Important Exercise:
- Red Flag: India and US
- Al Nagah: India and Oman
- ‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’: India and Oman
- Ekuverin: India and Maldives
- Garuda Shakti: India and Indonesia
- Desert Warrior: India and Egypt