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How Exercises With Japan Will Help India Assess Pakistan's Main Anti-Submarine Aircraft

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Zarvan, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Japan's anti-submarine crews with their Indian counterparts in front of Japanese Navy P-3 aircraft in Goa

    NEW DELHI:
    HIGHLIGHTS
    1. India, Japan participate in joint exercises at Goa
    2. Japan has brought two P-3C Orion aircraft, also used by Pak Navy
    3. India says they will help study Pak's main anti-sub platform

    Less than two months after India and Japan decided to fundamentally alter the level of bilateral ties, two Japanese P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft have landed in Goa for a series of joint exercises with the Indian Navy.

    The Indian Navy says the exercises, scheduled to take place over the Arabian Sea between today and Tuesday, will "take bilateral relations to an unprecedented level of strategic and global partnership".


    Two Indian Navy Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare jets are also participating in the exercises with crews from each country training together on each other's aircraft to evolve concepts for future joint operations.

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    Japanese Navy P-3C anti-submarine warfare aircraft, also in use with the Pakistan Navy.


    For India, these exercises are particularly significant since it allows the Navy to "assess the performance of the P-3 aircraft which has been used by the Pakistan Navy for decades as its primary anti-submarine platform". The Pakistani Navy received its first P-3Cs from the United States in 1996. Since then, these aircraft have been significantly upgraded by the US company Lockheed Martin with better sensors and weapons to make them a formidable challenge for Indian Navy warships and submarines operating in the Arabian Sea.

    In early September this year, during his last foreign visit as Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley had visited Japan where both countries finalised plans to step up their bilateral military exchanges. While it is unclear at this stage whether the Indian Navy will subsequently deploy its P-8 anti-submarine jets in Japan for similar exercises, both countries share concerns on the growth and expansion of the Chinese Navy.

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    Japan has brought two P-3C anti-submarine warfare aircraft for the drills in Goa.


    While India is concerned about the increasing presence of Chinese nuclear submarines in the Indian Ocean, China lays claim to the Senkaku Islands, a group of uninhabited islands currently controlled by Japan in the East China Sea. Over the last few years, the navies of India, Japan and the United States have come together to form what is increasingly being seen as a Naval alliance with a clear focus on the global deployment of the Chinese Navy, which now has a logistics base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. All three nations have challenged China's claims to South China Sea, with each side stressing the importance of freedom of navigation in the disputed region. Earlier this year, India, Japan and the United States jointly participated in the Malabar Exercises in the Arabian Sea, the most complex Naval war games India has ever been involved in. India is also considering the purchase of up to 18 Japanese US-2 amphibious aircraft in a deal which could be worth approximately $1.6 billion.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/how...ine-aircraft-1768555?pfrom=home-lateststories
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    seriously... these exercies are for just to know about the pak p3... world moves around pakistan and do all the conspiracy to pull it down... right?

    quite a high opinion of themselves by a bunch of land-thieves(i.e. pakistan if your goat gf can't make you understand it).
     
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  3. The enlightened

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    Their is no need for that. P-3C will get plucked out of the sky like the rest of Pakistani aircraft within a few days of war. That's all the countering we need to do.
     
  4. Pundrick

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    I think the exercise was conducted by India to sharpen its horn i.e. ASW operations. IN is gaining experience from other navies regarding ASW and P-8 being one of the best in the world at the moment gives IN a great advantage in targeting any sub in IO region. Japanese navy has very good experience in detecting PLAN subs and this exercise was meant to share some data and strategy regarding PLAN. PN is like a mosquito which will do 'gooo gooo' in your ears till IN deploys its 2-3 ships in IO.
     

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