The Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force conducted a joint training operation to expand mutual understanding between the two naval forces.
While joint exercises are a part of the India-Japan defence cooperation framework but in the prevailing situation, they assume significance.
The Ambassador of Japan to India Satoshi Suzuki confirmed this joint operation that was carried out between the two counties on June 27.
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Japan’s Maritime Force was led by JMSDF Training Squadron and the Indian Navy was represented by INS Rana and INS Kulish. The exercise promoted mutual understanding as well as goodwill between the navy of the two countries, tweeted the Ambassador of Japan to India.
— Satoshi Suzuki (@EOJinIndia) June 28, 2020
This joint operation between India and Japan comes in the backdrop of China’s relentless attempts to test its neighbours on all fronts.