Tag: Defence & National Security


Defence & National Security Japan India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) Indian Navy (IN) along with Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) conducts the 7th edition of the bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.  This edition marks the 11th anniversary of JIMEX, since its inception in 2012. JIMEX 23 provides an opportunity for the two navies to learn from each other's best practices and facilitate operational interactions to foster mutual cooperation and reaffirm their shared commitment towards maritime security in the region. About JIMEX 23 The JIMEX 23 spans six days and consists of two phases. Harbour Phase: The initial phase, known as the Harbour Phase, will take place in Visakhapatnam. During this phase, participants will engage in professional discussions, sporting events, and social interactions. Sea phase: This phase will be conducted on the open sea, enabling the two navies to collaborate and refine their war fighting capabilities.  Through intricate multi-discipline operations in the surface, sub-surface and air domains to enhance their interoperability. IN-USN Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Exercise (SALVEX) The 7th edition of Indian Navy (IN) - the United States of America (USA) Navy (USN) Salvage and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise, SALVEX was conducted in Kochi, Kerala. To strengthen US and Indian divers' capability in diving and salvage techniques. The first-ever IN-USN SALVEX was conducted in 2005 and the SALVEX series of exercises have been conducted annually thereafter, alternately in Indian and US  Pacific locations. Participants: The exercise witnessed participation from both navies which included the vessels/Ships: Indian Naval Ship (INS) Nireekshak and US Naval Ship (USNS) Salvor, as well as Specialist Diving and EOD teams.