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PIB Summaries 14 September 2022


  1. Exercise Jimex 2022
  2. Exercise Pitch Black 2022
  3. Exercise Kakadu 2022

Exercise Jimex 2022

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Why in News?

The sixth edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by Indian Navy commenced in the Bay of Bengal on 11 Sep 22.

About Jimex 2022:

  • The Indian Navy is being represented by three indigenously designed and built warships; Sahyadri, a multi-purpose stealth frigate and Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes Kadmatt and Kavaratti.
  • JIMEX 22 involves two Phases;
    • Exercises at sea
    • Harbour phase at Visakhapatnam.
  • This edition marks the 10th anniversary of JIMEX, which began in Japan in 2012.
  • It also coincides with the 70th anniversary of establishing of diplomatic relations between India and Japan. JIMEX 22 seeks to consolidate the high degree of interoperability that exists between maritime forces of the two countries, through complex exercises in the surface, sub-surface and air domains.

Exercise Pitch Black 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims

Why in News?

The Indian Air Force contingent participating in Exercise Pitch Black 22 in Australia has returned after successful participation in the multinational exercise.

About Exercise Pitch Black 2022

  • Exercise Pitch Black 22 was hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force at its Darwin Air Base.
  • Spanning over a duration of three weeks, the exercise saw the participation of 17 Air Forces and over 2500 military personnel.
  • The participating forces took part in various multi-aircraft combat drills by day & night, simulating complex aerial scenarios, involving large formations.
  • The exercise provided an opportunity for the air forces to share best practices and experiences.
  • The event witnessed a collaborative spirit that has led to a better understanding of each other’s capabilities & a bonhomie that will lead to enduring ties between the participating nations.

Exercise Kakadu 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims

Why in News?

INS Satpura and a P8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy reached Darwin in Australia on 12 Sep 22, for participation in the multinational Exercise Kakadu – 2022, hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.

About Exercise Kakadu 2022

  • The two week-long Exercise, both in harbour and sea, involves ships and maritime aircraft from 14 navies.
  • During the harbour phase of the exercise, the ship’s crew will engage in operational planning interactions and sports activities with participating Navies.

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