Japanese, Indian aircraft conducts Coordinated Air ASW exercise

The Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are conducting coordinated Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and Arabian Sea.

The joint exercises was commenced on Oct. 29 and will continue till Oct. 31.

The exercises saw the participation of two Indian Navy P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) ASW aircraft and two Japanese P-3C Orion ASW aircraft. The two Orions had landed at Indian Navy’s Naval Air Station, INS Hansa in Goa on Oct. 29.

The aircrew from both the navies had extensive interaction and had conducted cross embarkation for enhancing interoperability for joint operations’.

The statement from the Indian Navy said that this exercise had taken the bilateral relations between the countries to an unprecedented level of ‘Strategic and Global partnership’.

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