Japanese Navy Training Ships Arrives In Mumbai

Japan­ese Mar­itime Self Defence Force Train­ing Ships JDS Kashima, JDS Shi­mayu­ki and JDS Mat­suyu­ki are on a vis­it to Mum­bai from 21 to 26 Jun 12. Rear Admi­ral Hidetoshi Fuchi­noue, Com­man­der Japan Train­ing Squadron is the senior offi­cer present afloat.

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The ships are on over­seas train­ing cruise and vis­it­ing 14 coun­tries in the Indi­an Ocean Region.

On the side­lines of the vis­it, Rear Admi­ral Fuchi­noue, Com­man­der Japan Train­ing Squadron along with Aki­ta­ka Sai­ki, Ambas­sador of Japan at New Del­hi inter­act­ed with the Com­man­der in Chief, West­ern Naval Com­mand. In addi­tion, var­i­ous cultural/social/sports activ­i­ties were organ­ised for the vis­it­ing Japan­ese ships.

Both coun­tries have come a long way in insti­tu­tion­al­is­ing the defence rela­tion­ship between the two coun­tries. The Navies over the years have built up high lev­els of inter­op­er­abil­i­ty through con­duct of of bi-lat­er­al exer­cis­es. Both Navies share con­verg­ing views on the mar­itime areas of Anti-Pira­cy, Human­i­tar­i­an Assis­tance, Dis­as­ter Relief, Infor­ma­tion Shar­ing, amphibi­ous war­fare train­ing and sub­ma­rine res­cue oper­a­tions. Japan has also been an impor­tant trade part­ner and sup­port­ive of India in the world forums.

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