JS HAMANA conducted a Japan-India bilateral exercise

From October 29 to 30, JS HAMANA conducted a Japan-India bilateral exercise with INS SHIVALIK and INS KAMORTA in vicinity of Okinawa to improve tactical capabilities and interoperability with the Indian Navy.
Japan and India share fundamental values and have established a special strategic and global partnership including common interests for peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and other region.
The maritime replenishment in this exercise is being carried out within the framework of the Japan-India ACSA, which came into effect in September 2021, and defense cooperation between Japan and India is steadily deepening.
The Self-Defense Fleet maintains a readiness and contributes to the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific not only for the defense of Japan, but also in cooperation with the Indian Navy toward the realization of the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” which is the common vision of Japan and India.