Mine Countermeasure Exercise-first time between India and Japan

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News:The Indian Naval Forces and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has conducted the first Mine Countermeasure Exercise(MINEX) at Kochi,Kerala.

Facts:

About the exercise:

  • The Mine Countermeasure Exercise(MINEX) is an annual exercise between India and Japan.
  • This is the first time an explosive ordnance disposal and mine countermeasure exercise was held by Indian and Japanese forces.

Additional information:

Other exercises between India and Japan:

  • JIMEX- It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan.
  • Exercise Malabar– It is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan and India as permanent partners.
  • Sahayog-Kaijin – It is a joint bilateral exercise between Indian Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard.
  • Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN- It is an annual joint military exercise between Indian and Japan since 2018.