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Indian Naval Ships to participate in Passage Exercise with Japanese Marine

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force. Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.

Oct 13, 2017 16:42 IST
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Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force.

The information was shared by Indian navy on 13 October 2017. The navy said in a statement that both the ships, INS Satpura and Kadmatt, are visiting Sasebo, Japan, from 12-15 October.

Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.

The visit of the ships to Japan is a part of the Indian government's initiatives to strengthen the long-standing, mutually supportive and strong relationship between Japan and India.

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Background

• The first ‘navy to navy staff talks’ between the two nations had taken place in November 2008.

• Since then, naval ties between India and Japan have reached new heights with bilateral and multilateral exercises and enhanced cooperation in information sharing, meteorology and oceanography, disaster management and military training.

• The defence and security interaction between both countries has expanded to include a Defence Policy Dialogue and a Maritime Affairs Dialogue.

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