Exercise Malabar

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The 31st edition of the Malabar multilateral exercise will be held off Sydney from August 11-21.

About Exercise Malabar


  • It was started in 1992 as a bilateral naval exercise between India and US navy.
  • The first Malabar Exercise in the Bay of Bengal took place in 2007.
  • It was expanded into a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan in 2015.
  • In 2020, the Australian Navy joined the Malabar Exercise, making it a quadrilateral naval exercise.
  • The aim of the Malabar Exercise of India, the US, Japan and Australia is to coordinate for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
  • It takes place annually in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Oceans alternatively.
  • This exercise includes a diverse range of activities such as fighter combat operations and maritime interdiction operations.


Other Joint Maritime Exercises of India

  • IBSAMAR: It is a maritime exercise held by India, South Africa, and Brazil.
  • SIMBEX: India and Singapore.
  • SLINEX: India and Sri Lanka.


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