The seventh edition of the Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) will be conducted from 5th to 10th July 2023 in Visakhapatnam, India. JIMEX has been an annual event since its inception in 2012, aiming to strengthen cooperation between the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Indian Navy. The exercise comprises two phases: the Harbour phase, emphasizing interaction and sharing practices, and the Sea phase, focusing on refining tactical skills in various maritime domains. Several fleets from both nations will participate in the exercise. Additionally, JIMEX 23 symbolizes the commitment of both nations to ensuring security in the Indo-Pacific region.

Important Points to remember:

  1. The India-Japan Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) will take place 5-10 July 2023.
  2. The exercise is divided into two phases: Harbour and Sea.
  3. The Harbour Phase focuses on interaction and knowledge exchange, while the Sea phase emphasizes tactical skills development in various domains.
  4. Several significant naval vessels from India and Japan will participate, like INS Delhi and JS Samidare, respectively.
  5. The exercise underscores India and Japan's shared commitment to ensuring maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region.