New Delhi: On one side, along with China, there is tension on the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, while on the other hand warships of India and Japan practiced in the Indian Pacific on Saturday. This was announced on behalf of the marines of both countries. The Japanese Marine Self-Defense Force termed this maneuver as promoting mutual understanding, in which 2–2 warships from both countries took part. Although the naval exercise between India and Japan is now rutin the time it has been done it will be seen in Ladakh adding to the tension between India and China.
National Maritime Foundation Director General Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan said, “We are doing maneuvers for strategic communication.” The Marines are not there for the purpose of war but it has a message. The Vice Admiral said, “We need to get closer with our friends and China knows that it has a direct conflict with Japan and America.”
Indian naval ships INS Rana and INS Kulish and Japanese Navy’s JS Kashima and JS Shamayuki participated. The Ambassador of Japan in New Delhi said that this is the 15th exercise during the last 3 years. Embassy spokesperson said- The objective of this exercise is strategic and communication training. Which has no specific scenario.
The Japanese Navy has become one of the major partners of the Indian Navy. While Indian naval takes part in bilateral exercises along with their Japanese counterpart, on the other hand, jointly in Malabar exercises also the US