Tokyo : For the first time, Japan is hosting joint military drills with Australia, France and the United States, organised in the Kyushu region. The exercises, including participation from the Army, Navy and Air Force, are to continue for a week. Military think tanks from Japan have claimed the joint exercises between the four democracies from the Indo-Pacific are in response to the aggressive Chinese activities in the region. According to the Japanese think tank, the drills are a part of the aggressive defence policy planned by the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Joint-war-execriseThe war exercise ‘Jeanne D’Arc 2021’ started in the Kyushu region in southwest Japan. Nearly 300 soldiers, fighter jets, helicopters, ten destroyers and submarines are participating in the exercise. It also includes the US amphibious destroyer USS New Orleans. Japan is scheduled to hold war exercises with different countries throughout the year. The Jeanne D’Arc 2021 is the first exercise on the list. At the end of the year, Japan will be conducting war exercises with the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and a German warship. Therefore, the Japanese Navy is set to improve its war preparedness and capabilities over the next few months through the exercises.
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