IPD21 Force Conducted Joint Training with the Indian Navy

October 6-8, IPD21 unit JS KAGA and JS MURASAME conducted joint training with INS Kochi, INS Teg and Indian Navy’s aircraft in the waters west of India. The Commanding Officer of IPD21 force, the Commander of Flotilla 3, RADM IKEUCHI Izuru, stated, “We conducted joint training “JIMEX” with the Indian Navy, to enhance our tactical skills and cooperation with the…

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Japan & India Hold Fifth Exercise JIMEX

The 5th edition ofthe bilateral maritime exercise JIMEX, between Japan and India, was conducted in the Arabian Sea from06 – 08 October2021.The exercise saw the ships and aircraft of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and Indian Navy (IN) engaging in a high tempo of operations focused on air, surface and sub-surface dimensions of maritime operations as well as the…

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India-Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise JIMEX

The fifth edition of India – Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), will be held in Arabian Sea from 06 to 08 October 2021. JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation. The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in September 2020.…

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JMSDF Destroyers Replenish from USNS Yukon

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date September 29 3. Exercise Area Eastern of the Indian Ocean…

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JMSDF Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) Deploys

August 23, the 3rd Escort Flotilla 3 as the Indo-Pacific Deployment Force, composed of JS KAGA, JS MURASAME and JS SIRANUI, departed from each home bases. The squadron will conduct joint training with navies of countries in the Indo-Pacific region and major European countries that have dispatched naval vessels to the region, in order to enhance cooperation, mutual understanding and…

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Nimitz CSG Participates in Malabar 2020

November 17, 2020 -The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, joined Australian, Indian, Japanese maritime forces for Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea, Nov. 17. This year marks the 24th iteration of Exercise Malabar, which began in 1992. The annual exercise advances the planning, integration, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between participating nations. “Malabar is an important…

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