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India Naval Ship Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defense Force. The announcement was given by Indian Navy on 13 October 2017.
According to the Navy’s statement, both the ships, INS Satpura and Kadmatt are visiting Sasebo and Japan form 12-15 October 2017.
The following completion of the harbor phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.
The visit of the ships to Japan is a part of the Indian government’s initiatives to strengthen the long-standing, mutually supportive and strong relationship between Japan and India.
The first’s navy staff talks’ between the two nations which had taken place in November 2008.
Since then, naval tied between India and Japan have reached new heights with bilateral and multilateral exercise and enhanced cooperation in information sharing, meteorology and oceanography, disaster management and military training.
The defense and security interaction between both countries has expanded to include a defense policy Dialogue and a Affairs Dialogue.