JIMEX 12: India Japan Naval Exercise

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  1. Galaxy

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    India, Japan to conduct first ever bilateral naval exercise next year

    India, Japan to conduct first ever bilateral naval exercise next year

    TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2011

    With Beijing making strategic inroads into the Indian Ocean region, New Delhi and Tokyo have firmed up a plan to conduct the first ever bilateral naval exercise in the expanse by early next year, which will be part of the measures to enhance security and defence cooperation between the two. So far, Japan had been engaged only in multi-lateral naval exercises wherein India too had been a part.

    Defence Minister AK Antony and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will head to Japan in November this year ahead of newly elected Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda’s visit here in December, sources said. The dates for Antony and Krishna’s visit are being worked out, the sources added.

    Antony, sources said, will propose a joint naval exercise between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Forces (JMSDF), the naval branch of Japanese Self Defence Forces.

    In the wake of concerns over safety of sea lanes and rising vulnerability to disruption of supplies, India and Japan are prompted to explore avenues for joint cooperation in maritime security. India has been engaged in bilateral naval cooperation with several South East Asian countries with the primary aim of addressing maritime problems.

    In April this year, Japan pulled out of the trilateral Malabar Exercise between India, US and Japan at the last moment due to Fukushima nuclear crisis. Japan had earlier agreed to play host to Indian and the US naval warships by holding the exercise near the port city of Okinawa.

    Sources termed the first-such bilateral naval exercise and the congruence of the two defence forces as a “win-win for both” even as they did not rule out the possibility of Beijing making it a major issue.

    But since India and Japan have increased mutual cooperation and interoperability and conformability with NATO procedures, the joint drill will bring out the best for the two nations, the sources said.

    India and Japan already have an enhanced security dialogue and cooperation aimed at tackling regional as well as global security challenges. There is a Comprehensive Security Dialogue, Defence Policy Dialogue and Military-to-Military Talks. There have also been enhanced Service-to-Service exchanges between defence establishments of the two countries. The annual Indian Coast Guard-Japan Coast Guard Talks were held in 2009 and 2010 and the two countries also have joint patrolling to counter piracy operations in the Malacca Straits.

    Chinese Navy’s interest in the Indian Ocean, the world’s leading premier trade and energy seaway, is reflected by its projects in the region. From port building in Hambantota in Sri Lanka to modernisation of Chittagong port in Bangladesh to the already operational Gwadar port in Pakistan which is straight at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz (the only exit to the Persian Gulf oil). Further, China is also building Irrawaddy Corridor linking Yunnan province in China with Burmese ports on the Bay of Bengal. China has been focused on both Naval and nuclear forces modernisation for sometime too.
     
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  3. Neil

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    Japan, India agree on 1st bilateral naval exercise in 2012

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Defense ministers of Japan and India agreed during talks Wednesday to hold the first bilateral naval exercise involving the two countries next year, Japanese Defense Ministry officials said.

    The accord reached between Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa and his Indian counterpart A.K. Antony reflects Japan's desire to boost bilateral defense cooperation with India in view of China's growing maritime assertiveness.

    Details such as the timing of the exercise between Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Indian navy will be worked out in future discussions, the officials said.

    During their talks at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, the two ministers also agreed on Ichikawa's visit to India sometime in 2012, the officials said.

    Ichikawa was quoted as telling his Indian counterpart, "Deepening defense cooperation between Japan and India will lead to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region."

    Antony told Ichikawa that India's relations with Japan are its priority and it would like to strengthen such ties, according to the officials.

    The two ministers also underscored the importance of the international community in protecting the safety of sea lanes, the officials said.

    They also discussed the issue surrounding the South China Sea, which is the source of territorial disputes between China and a number of its Asian neighbors.

    With the MSDF boosting ties with the Indian navy, Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Air Self-Defense Force will also promote dialogue with their Indian counterparts, the officials said.

    The Self-Defense Forces have conducted joint exercises respectively with the United States, Australia, South Korea and Russia. With India, Japan held goodwill naval exercises under a trilateral framework with the United States in 2007.

    On the occasion of the Japan-India summit talks in December 2009, the two countries agreed to hold bilateral naval exercises, but this has since failed to materialize.

    (Mainichi Japan) November 3, 2011



    :: Bharat-Rakshak.com - Indian Military News Headlines ::
     
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    India, Japan to launch joint naval exercise

    India, Japan to launch joint naval exercise - India - DNA

    India and Japan on Monday announced the launch of a maritime dialogue mechanism and their first joint naval exercise, a measure which Japan said will “not only serve interests of both the countries” but will also contribute to global and regional “peace and stability”. The announcement comes close on the heels of the fifth US-India East Asia dialogue in New Delhi. The announcement, sources said, will bring more “strategic balance” to the region that has seen frenzied Chinese activity in recent months. “We agreed to launch two new dialogue mechanisms between the two foreign ministries, both of which will be at the level of officials. They will further deepen our relations,” external affairs minister, SM Krishna said at a joint media interaction with Japanese foreign minister, Koichiro Gemba
    —DNA Correspondent
     
  5. lupgain

    lupgain Offence is best defense

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    Wouldn't china be concerned because of this...
     
  6. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Who cares?
     
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    It is over due.Should have taken place much earlier.
     
  8. trackwhack

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    What we really should do is sign a strategic pact with Japan. Attack on either country by China is an attack on the other. I think this will happen in 10 years when China starts gnashing its teeth more. A similar pact should be signed with some ASEAN countries too.
     
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    India and Japan should form a military pact aswell as JV's in weapons manufacturing .Japan and India are natural allies ,one should'nt forget their help and involvement with Nataji SC Bose and INA
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Japan is not allowed to do so by its own will created back in days of 1945..

    If that change, its possible..




    Off-topic: In history they did coz of mutual interests and yes they helped Netaji..
     
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    Kunal, The Liberal Democrats in Japan is pro constitutional change to engage its forces away from Japan setting aside its earlier constitutional bar on foreign deployment of its forces.
     
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    Japan badly needs another like him...

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    He's pro-constitutional reform (concerning Japan's military stance).
     
  13. Uruzu

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    Where will the joint exercise be carried out?

    Japan has relaxed it's arms export control this year. I know it's impossible to suddenly export major equipment like tanks and subs.

    But imagine Indians operating the type-10.

    Even a more imaginary scenario, Japanese aircraft with tasty BrahMos lol.
     
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    The first Bi-lateral maritime exercise between India and Japan ‘JIMEX 12′ (Japan India Maritime Exercise) will commence tomorrow, 09 June, off Tokyo. Units of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) participating are twodestroyers; one maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter. Indian Naval units participating are INS Rana, INS Shivalik, INS Karmukh and INS Shakti. The four ships entered Tokyo on 05 Jun 12 after visiting Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Republic of Koreaenroute. The three day stay in Tokyo coincides with commemoration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan.


    The four ships of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy, under the command of Rear Admiral P Ajit Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet are on a sustained operational deployment to the South China Sea and North West Pacific. The two month long deployment which commenced in end May 2012enables Navy to Navy cooperation with the numerous navies across the region as well as demonstrates the Indian Navy’s operational reach. On completion of the exercise, the ships will be visiting Beijing, China and Port Kelang, Malaysia in mid-Jun 12.


    During the deployment the ships participate in passage exercises with the respective Navies of countries visited. The focus of ‘Passage Exercises’ is primarily in the sphere of Maritime Security Cooperation. These include Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (HADR) operations and Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) drills, which form a part of Anti-Piracy operations. Exercises of these nature enhance inter-operability thereby enabling the two navies to smoothly function together in the sphere of maritime security / HADR operations, should the need arise.

    Indian Naval ships with Republic of Korea Ships during Passex

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    In addition, during the port visits, the Fleet Commander along with the Commanding Officers of the ships, meet high-ranking officials of the Navy, state administration, port management, coastal security organization, police, and other stakeholders of maritime security in the countries visited in order to share professional experiences and exchange best practices in areas of mutual interest.
    Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command is also visiting Tokyo to witness the first JIMEX.
    The government has been deploying ships of the Indian Navy on Eastbound long range deployments in keeping with India’s ‘Look East’ policy, to strengthen military ties with the countries of this strategically important region
     
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    It would be interesting to know the reaction of China.

    Will it be shrill as usual?
     
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    It means that Prime Minister Rao's " look east" policy has come to full circle. Two large powerful navies of Asia performing naval exercises together! Wow, that's quite a handful! Traditionally, Japan and India belonged to two completely different geopolitical groups altogether-united only after the dissolution of USSR.
     
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    Excellent news, if only India-Japan-Australia-US-ASEAN undertake some maneuvers in the Pacific :D
     
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    India, Japan to hold first joint naval exercise today

    India, Japan to hold first joint naval exercise today

    New Delhi: India and Japan will hold their first-ever maritime exercise starting on Saturday off the coast of Tokyo there. "Two destroyers, one maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) will participate in the exercise whereas INS Rana, INS Shivalik, INS Karmukh and fleet tanker INS Shakti will represent India," the Navy said.

    The four ships entered Tokyo after visiting Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines and South Korea and their three-day stay there coincides with commemoration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, they said.



    The four ships of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral P Ajit Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, are on a sustained operational deployment in South China Sea and North West Pacific.

    On completion of the exercise with Japan, the warships will be visiting Beijing and Port Kelang in Malaysia around the middle of June.

    Eastern Naval Commander Vice Admiral Anil Chopra will also be visiting Tokyo to witness the first Japan India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX).

    The government has been deploying Navy warships on in the East in keeping with India's 'Look East' policy to strengthen military ties with the countries of this strategically important region.
     
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    Japan, India agree to plans for joint maritime drill by year-end | GlobalPost
     
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    more realistically, may i suggest instead that :-
    near future , try to get vietnam involved as well .....

    in the longer run, an india-japan-vietnam naval patrol
    would be a good and more importantly, workable idea
    just us three should be good enough !

    further than that,
    ...at the very most add thailand , ( culturally compatible)

    leave USA to coordinate and head the Australians etc,etc ( if necessary )
    ( lazy and overly quarrelsome bunch )
    we'd prefer all those to come under totally separate command i.e. USA

    each ASEAN nation should be made to contribute financially to the larger naval force
    but operate only within their own territorial waters
     
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  21. Sridhar

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    First Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) in Indian Waters From 19-22 Dec

    The first ever Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) to be conducted in waters off the Indian coast is scheduled in the Bay of Bengal from 19th December to 22nd December 2013.

    The Indian Navy will be represented by the indigenously built stealth frigate INS Satpura, the Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay and missile corvette INS Kuthar. From the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) two Guided Missile destroyers, JS Ariake (with Commander Escort Division – 7 embarked), and JS Setogiri will participate.

    The exercise focuses on Maritime Security Cooperation. Spread over four days, the exercise will comprise harbour and sea phases of two days each. During the harbour phase, the ships crews’ will exchange experiences through professional interactions and will undertake planning for joint operations for the sea phase. The sea phase will include exercises such as VBSS ie Visit, Board, Search and Seizure drills frequently undertaken during Anti-Piracy operations, Gun firing, cross deck Helo operations and operations in anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-air threat scenarios. The exercise will serve to enhance interoperability, thereby enabling the Navies to undertake operations in the sphere of maritime security in the future.

    It may be recalled that India and Japan agreed upon conduct of bilateral naval exercises during Defence Minister AK Antony’s visit to Japan in Nov 2011. The maiden JIMEX was conducted off Japan in Jan 2012. This is the second round of the bilateral JIMEX and the first to be conducted in Indian waters.

    PVS/AK
     

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