Mine Counter Measure Exercise-first time between India and Japan

The Indian Naval Forces and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) was held on November 23, 2019. This is the firs time an explosive ordance disposal and mine counter measure was held by Indian and Japanese forces.

Mine Counter measure Vessels

The naval ships that are designed to locate and destruct the naval mines are called MCMVs. They play the combined role of mine sweeper and mine hunter. A Naval Mine is an explosive device that is placed under water to destroy submarines and surface ships. A minesweeper is a naval ship that is deployed in removing naval mines. They do not detect them. On the other hand, a minehunter seeks, detects and destroys naval mines

Naval Mines and Crimean War

The naval mines and naval mine sweeping was first practiced in the Crimean war. The Crimean war was fought between October 1853 and February 1856 where the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of Ottoman Empire, Britain, France and Sardina. The war was fought in the Crimean Peninsula, Blach sea, Balitc sea and White sea.

Indian Minesweepers

There are three categories of minesweepers in Indian Navy. It includes Ham-class minesweepers of Indian Navy, Pondicherry-class minesweepers, mahe-class minesweepers.






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