The Malabar Exercise

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The Navy chiefs of India, Australia, Japan and the U.S., which comprise the Quadrilateral (Quad) grouping, met in Japan recently and exchanged views on “further enhancing interoperability” in future editions of the Malabar multilateral naval exercise.

About The Malabar Exercise:

  • Malabar is a multilateral naval exercise that began in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between the navy fleets of India and the United States.
  • It includes simulated war games and combat manoeuvres.
  • Since 2007, MALABAR has been held alternatively off Indian Coast and in the Western Pacific.
  • The exercise has been held every year since 2002 (there was a gap after the 1992, 1995, and 1996 editions due to India's nuclear testing).
  • It was expanded into a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan in 2015.
  • Currently, the Malabar exercise is among the navies of India, Japan, the US and Australia.

Source : The Hindu