India, Japan Join Hands for Naval Exercise to ‘Promote Understanding’ Amid Border Tensions with China

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2020-06-29 05:38:33

The Indian navy’s training vessels INS Rana and INS Kulish conducted a drill with Japan’s JS Kashima and JS Shimayuki. (Photo: Twitter/@jmsdf_pao_eng)

As Indian and Chinese troops continue to be engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in the Galwan Valley, Indian and Japnese warships conducted exercises in the Indian Ocean on Saturday.

The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force said that the exercises were conducted to “promote mutual understanding” and comprised of four warships, two from each India and Japan.

The Indian navy’s training vessels INS Rana and INS Kulish conducted a drill with Japan’s JS Kashima and JS Shimayuki. Just before this, the two Japnese ships had conducted a drill with American ships in the South China Sea

27 JUN, JS KASHIMA (TV 3508) and JS SHIMAYUKI (TV 3513), the JMSDF Training Squadron, conducted an exercise with INS RANA and INS KULISH, Indian Navy at the Indian Ocean. JMSDF promoted mutual understanding with Indian Navy through this exercise. pic.twitter.com/obiXOSVULH

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