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Malabar Military Exercise launched between India, United States and Japan

Malabar Military Exercise launched between India, United States and Japan

The Malabar military exercise between India, United States and Japan has started on 26 September 2019 in the western Pacific Ocean near the city of Sasebo, Japan. The 23rd edition of the tripartite maritime exercise Malabar between the navies of the three countries is being organized along the coast of Japan from 26 September to 4 October 2019.

The three countries will also perform a joint demonstration of their strategic and military partnership in this exercise. This trilateral naval exercise will strengthen mutual cooperation. This exercise will also emphasize submarine destructive warfare. This exercise is a big maneuver between the world's largest blue water navy and two large navies.



  • This exercise will further strengthen Indo-Japan-US naval cooperation.
  • It will increase reciprocity based on shared values ??and principles.
  • This exercise will involve complex maritime operations in surface, subsurface and air areas.
  • In this exercise, the focus will be on anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine firing, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO).
  • During this exercise, attention will also be given to the visit board search and seizure (VBSS) and strategic scenario based exercises at sea.
  • In this exercise, Indian Navy ships and fighter aircraft will significantly strengthen maritime relations between the three countries and contribute to the security and stability of the region.
  • Leading warships and naval reconnaissance and fighter aircraft of the navies of the three countries are participating in this exercise.
  • In this trilateral naval exercise, the Indian Navy is launching long-range aircraft reconnaissance aircraft P8-I in addition to its state-of-the-art indigenous warship guided missile frigate INS Sahyadri and submarine destroyer Corvette INS Kilton.
  • In the exercise, the US Navy has launched the Las Angeles class bomber submarine USS McCambell and reconnaissance aircraft P8-A.
  • Japan has launched Izumo class helicopters, destroyer JS Kaga and guided missiles, JS Samidare and P-1 long-range reconnaissance aircraft in this exercise.
Q.1 Which military exercise is started on 26 September 2019 among India, US and Japan?
A. Vajra Prahar Military Exercise
B. Mitra Shakti Military Exercise
C. Malabar Military Exercise
D. Maitri Military Exercise
Ans: Malabar Military Exercise

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