What is Exercise JIMEX 2022? [Indian Navy Exercises]

What is Exercise JIMEX 2022?

It is India – Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). The sixth edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by the Indian Navy commenced in the Bay of Bengal on 11 Sep 22.

Who all participated in Exercise JIMEX 2022?

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships are being led by R Adm Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four, and Indian Naval ships by R Adm Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.

The Indian Naval ships welcomed JMSDF ships Izumo, a Helicopter Carrier, and Takanami, a Guided Missile Destroyer, on their arrival in the Bay of Bengal. The Indian Navy is being represented by three indigenously designed and built warships; Sahyadri, a multi-purpose stealth frigate and Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes Kadmatt and Kavaratti. Additionally, Guided Missile Destroyer Ranvijay, Fleet Tanker Jyoti, Offshore Patrol Vessel Sukanya, submarines, MIG 29K fighter aircraft, Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and ship borne helicopters are also participating in the exercise.

Importance Of Exercise JIMEX 2022

JIMEX 22 involves two Phases; exercises at sea and a harbour phase at Visakhapatnam. This edition marks the 10th anniversary of JIMEX, which began in Japan in 2012. It also coincides with the 70th anniversary of establishing of diplomatic relations between India and Japan. JIMEX 22 seeks to consolidate the high degree of interoperability that exists between maritime forces of the two countries, through complex exercises in the surface, sub-surface and air domains.

Japan- India Maritime Exercise JIMEX 2022 Concludes

The sixth Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX 22), which was hosted by the Indian Navy, came to an end in the Bay of Bengal on September 17, 2022, with the traditional “steam past” between the two sides.

Indian Naval ships led by Rear Adm Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Ships Izumo and Takanami led by Rear Adm Hirata Toshiyuki, Commander Escort Flotilla Four, took part in the week-long exercise.

At JIMEX 22, the two navies did some of the most difficult exercises they have ever done together. Both sides did advanced anti-submarine warfare, fired weapons, and practised Air Defense. Helicopters, fighter planes, and submarines that were on ships also took part in the exercise. Under the agreement on Reciprocal Provision for Supply and Services, IN and JMSDF ships resupplied each other at sea (RPSS).

The exercise, which marked the tenth anniversary of JIMEX since it began in 2012, helped the two navies work better together and understand each other better.

Some of the pictures from Exercise JIMEX 2022:

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