China’s concerns have no effect, by calling Japan, India conducted naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal

Ignoring China’s concerns, India called Japan and conducted naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal. In fact, to increase operational understanding, the navies of India and Japan are conducting military exercises in the Bay of Bengal. The 6th edition of the ‘Japan-India Maritime Exercise’ (GIMEX 2022) hosted by the Indian Navy began on 11 September. The Bay of Bengal is located in the middle of South and Southeast Asia. China has been opposing military exercises by any other country here. Recently India and three other Quad countries conducted a major naval exercise with France in the Bay of Bengal.

An Indian Navy spokesperson said the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has deployed the helicopter carrier Izumo and the guided missile destroyer Takanami for the exercise. The spokesperson said the Indian Navy is being represented by the multi-role stealth frigate ‘Sahyadri’ and anti-submarine frigates ‘Kadmat’ and ‘Kavaratti’.

Besides, guided missile destroyers ‘Ranvijay’, fleet tanker ‘Jyoti’, offshore patrol vessel ‘Sukanya’, submarines, MiG-29K fighters, long-range maritime patrol aircraft, etc. are participating in the exercise, he said. This edition marks the 10th anniversary of Jimex, which debuted in Japan in 2012.

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