Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar Begins 5-day Visit to Japan

Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Saturday started a five-day go to to Japan to attend the Worldwide Fleet Assessment, the inaugural ceremony of the Malabar train and maintain talks to additional broaden bilateral maritime ties.

The Indian Navy’s two frontline warships, Shivalik and Kamorta, have already arrived in Yokosuka to take part within the IFR to be held at Sagami Bay on Sunday.

The IFR is being hosted to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Drive (JMSDF).

Other than India, the navies of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, the UK and america of America are attending it.

The IFR will probably be reviewed by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and embody 40 ships and submarines from the taking part international locations, the officers stated.

Saying Admiral Kumar’s go to to Japan from November 5 to 9, the Indian Navy stated he can even attend the 18th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) on November 7 and eight at Yokohama.

“Other than IFR and WPNS, he can even be in attendance for the inauguration of the 2022 version of the Malabar train,” a spokesperson of the Indian Navy stated.

“Admiral R Hari Kumar would even be interacting together with his counterparts and different Heads of Delegations from near 30 international locations taking part within the IFR, WPNS and Malabar,” the official stated.

The Malabar train among the many navies of India, Japan, the US and Australia is going down amid rising world considerations over China’s rising navy muscle-flexing within the South China Sea and East China Sea areas.

Officers stated the train will witness “high-tempo” drills in a number of domains in addition to advanced floor, sub-surface and air operations, together with stay firing drills.

Admiral Kumar can even be holding talks together with his Japanese counterpart on methods to broaden the bilateral naval ties additional, the officers stated.

“The go to of the Chief of Naval Workers to Japan signifies a excessive degree of bilateral defence engagements with Japan, in addition to India’s lively assist and participation in multilateral engagements,” the Navy spokesperson stated.

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