India and Japan conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise in the Bay of Bengal
The Navies of India and Japan conducted a major maritime partnership exercise in the Bay of Bengal on January 13, 2022 to improve defence collaboration between the two nations.
From India, the Indian Naval ships INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt took part in the exercise.
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Uraga and Hirado participated from the other side.
The main objective of the exercise was to further strengthen bilateral relations, promoting defense cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and inter-operability between the two navies and sharing best practices.