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India, Japan Hold Naval Exercise to Promote Understanding in Indian Ocean

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    7th Jul, 2020
  • In order to promote mutual understanding, Indian Navy and Japanese Navy (Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force) have conducted a day long Naval Exercise PASSEX (Passing Exercise) for tactical and communications training, towards the Malacca Strait in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • This was the 15th exercise undertaken by the navies of these two nations in the last three years.
  • The overall content of this PASSEX was goodwill training and to promote understanding.
  • Participants: The exercise consisted of four warships viz. Rajput-class destroyer INS (Indian Naval Ship) Rana and Kora-class missile corvette INS Kulish of Indian Navy and JS Kashima (TV 3508) and JS Shimayuki (TV 3513) of JMSDF’s training squadron.

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