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Malabar Exercise 2023

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Malabar multilateral naval exercise will be hosted by Australia for the first time this year, which includes participation from India, Australia, Japan, and the United States. With Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong slated to visit India in early March, when new defence plans may be unveiled, the high level of bilateral interaction between the two countries will continue.

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.

FAQs about Exercise Malabar and Other Joint Maritime Exercises:

1. What is Exercise Malabar?

Exercise Malabar is a multinational naval exercise aimed at enhancing cooperation and interoperability among the navies of India, the United States, Japan, and Australia. It focuses on promoting a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

2. When did Exercise Malabar begin?

Exercise Malabar was initiated in 1992 as a bilateral naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy.

3. When did the trilateral format of Exercise Malabar start?

The trilateral format of Exercise Malabar, which included India, the United States, and Japan, began in 2015 with the inclusion of Japan.

4. When did Australia join Exercise Malabar?

Australia joined Exercise Malabar in 2020, expanding it into a quadrilateral naval exercise involving India, the United States, Japan, and Australia.

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