Fuel Call

Two ships of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) arrived briefly in India for a fuelling stopover on their way for anti-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden.

“JDS Sazanami” and “JDS Inazuma”, part of Escort Division Eight of JMSDF, are set to be away from their base port of Kure in Hiroshima prefecture for about 5 months, a defence press release said.

Captain Yoshikiyo Yamamoto, commander Escort Division Eight is the senior officer onboard JDS Sazanami.

The visiting Japanese Navy delegation accompanied by Colonel Nobutaka Mikasa, the Japanese Defence Attache to India, called on Rear Admiral SY Shrikhande, Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command.

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