Mumbai : Japanese Training Ships Kashima, Shimayuki and Matsuyuki are on a visit to Mumbai from 21 to 26 Jun 12.
Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Fuchinoue, Commander, Japan Training Squadron is the senior officer present afloat. The ships are on overseas training cruise and visiting 14 countries in the Indian Ocean Region
On the sidelines of the visit, Rear Admiral Fuchinoue, along with Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan at New Delhi interacted with the Commander in Chief, Western Naval Command. In addition, various cultural/social/sports activities were organized for the visiting Japanese ships.
The Navies of India and Japan, over the years have built up high levels of interoperability through conduct of of bi-lateral exercises. Both Navies share converging views on the maritime areas of anti-piracy, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, information sharing, amphibious warfare training and submarine rescue operations.