Japan will display a maritime patrol seaplane before the Indian Navy during the ongoing Malabar maritime exercise.
The maritime exercise involves Japanese, Indian and US navy off Nagasaki’s Port Sasebo scheduled from 27 to 30 Jul 14.
“Two destroyers along with a P3C Orion and a sea-plane (US-2) are participating from the Japanese Navy. From the US Navy one submarine (SSN), two destroyers, one tanker along with one MR aircraft would be participating. One US Carrier Strike group (CSG) is likely to join for the sea phase of the exercise,” Press Bureau of India reported on its website.
The Indian Navy is keen on buying 20 US-2 seaplane built by Japanese firm ShinMaywa for its maritime patrol in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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