Japan plans nighttime exercise for upcoming joint drill with U.S.
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 02-Aug-2017

Tokyo, August 2: To put pressure on North Korea, Japan and the US are working in unity. Recently Japan PM Abe and US President Donald Trump had a discussion on the North Korea issue. The nations have planned a joint exercise in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. The parties are considering U.S. military's Osprey aircraft at night.

The Ospreys are quite infamous for accident record. This is the first time Ospreys will operate at night during a Japan-U.S. drill. The exercise will also involve GSDF members and U.S. Marines. Six MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft, which belongs to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan's southern island prefecture of Okinawa, will be mobilized for the joint exercise.The upcoming exercise is planned for August 10-28.

On Tuesday, Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday he hopes a draft U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile will be finished “in days.” Instead of six rounds of progressively tougher sanctions on North Korea, the country shows not a single sign to stop their activity.

India is also increasing its partnership with US and Japan to maintain peace in Indo-Pacific region. Recently the Malabar exercise which involved three of the parties took place.