Japan conducts bilateral exercise with Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal

According to a tweet published by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on January 18, 2022, Uraga-class mine countermeasure vessel JS URAGA and Awaji-class minesweeper JS HIRADO conducted a bilateral exercise with the Shivalik-class frigate INS Shivalik and Kamorta-class corvette INS Kadmatt in the Bay of Bengal.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 JS Hirado, INS Shivalik, and INS Kadmatt (Picture source: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)

The Uraga class was a series of 2 mine countermeasure vessels for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. They were all built and commissioned in the 1990s.

The class has a length of 141 m, a beam of 22 m, and a draft of 14m, she can reach a top speed of 22 knots (41 km/h).

Like the 05LST, the main engine was also equipped with the 12V42M-A (9,900bhp / 600rpm), a 4-cycle V-type 12-cylinder medium-speed diesel engine manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding.

INS Kadmatt (P29) is the second of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes built for the Indian Navy by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata under Project 28. She was inducted into the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

The Kamorta-class corvettes or Project 28 are a class of anti-submarine warfare stealth corvettes currently in service with the Indian Navy.