Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 August 2015
News updated at 2:53 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Indo-Japan naval exercise soon

New Delhi, Dec 17, 2013 (PTI)
First Indo-Japan naval exercise in Bay of Bengal from Dec 19. Reuters file image

Signalling a new strategic axis, India and Japan is set to begin the first bilateral naval exercise in Indian waters from Thursday.

The four-day long exercise in the Bay of Bengal will include anti-piracy operations, gun firing, cross-deck helicopter operations and anti-submarine warfare. The war-game seeks to enhance inter-operability, enabling the two navies to undertake maritime security operations in future.

The Indian Navy will be represented by the indigenous built stealth frigate “INS Satpura”, guided missile destroyer the “INS Ranvijay” and missile corvette “INS Kuthar”. From the Japan side, two guided missile destroyers, “JS Ariake” and “JS Setogiri” will participate.

During Defence Minister A K Antony’s visit to Tokyo in 2011, India and Japan agreed on holding regular bilateral naval exercises. The maiden exercise was conducted off Japan in January 2012, which is being followed by this exercise off Chennai.

The mock war drill has harbour and sea phases of two days each. The sea phase includes Visit, Board, Search and Seizure drills frequently undertaken during anti-piracy operations and operations in anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-air threat scenarios.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523