Japan’s Contributions to Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal

Japan’s maritime presence in the Bay of Bengal
Caption: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) sails with US ship during a cooperative deployment in the Andaman Sea. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brenton Poyser, US Navy.

Japan contributes to maritime stability in the Bay of Bengal by investing in coastal development and supporting local maritime law enforcement efforts. By cooperating with local stakeholders, Japan is securing important Sea Lanes of Communication in the Bay of Bengal and increasing connectivity with littoral countries.

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