07 October 2018: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

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JIMEX

  • JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding and imbibe the best practices of each other.
  • It will comprise a Harbour Phase and a Sea Phase
  • The Harbour Phase of the exercise will include professional and social interactions between ship’s crews, sports fixtures and operational planning for the Sea Phase.
  • The Sea Phase would include Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercises, VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure) Drills, Gun Firings, Cross Deck Helo Operations and coordinated operations in Anti-Submarine/ Anti-Air threat scenarios.

 

Significance

  • The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in Dec 2013 off Chennai.
  • The conduct of JIMEX-18 after five years is indicative of an upswing in the Indo-Japanese defence relations and the continued efforts of both Governments to work closely to enhance safety and security of the global commons in keeping with ‘rule based order’.
  • The two navies have been working in close coordination in Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden (GoA) for the past few years.

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