JIMEX -24 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     12th June 2024        
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Context: Japan-India maritime exercise (Jimex 24) commenced at Yokosuka in Japan.

Jimex 24

  • About: This exercise is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).
  • This is the eighth edition of JIMEX
  • Inception: 2012
  • Phases: The exercise includes both harbour and sea phases.

oThe harbour phase will comprise professional, sports and social interactions, after which the two navies will jointly hone their war fighting skills at sea and enhance their interoperability through complex multi-discipline operations in the surface, sub-surface and air domains.

  • IN is being represented by: INS Shivalik 
  • JMSDF is being represented by: Guided Missile Destroyer JS Yugiri.
  • Significance: The exercise is taking place in the backdrop of growing concerns over China's military muscle flexing in the Indian Ocean Region as well as in the Indo-Pacific.

oIndia has significantly expanded its deployment in the Indian Ocean Region with a plethora of warships and submarines following the border row with China.

Other Exercises between India and Japan

  • Annual joint land military exercise named 'Dharma Guardian'.
  • Joint Air Force exercise 'Shinyuu Maitri'.
  • Trilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar with the USA.
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