India, Japan, and the US begin Malabar Exercise near the South China Sea

India, Japan, and the US have kicked off the Malabar Exercise, near to  the South China Sea. The 8-day joint exercises will see in action over 100 aircraft and 22 naval ships including a nuclear submarine. It aims to achieve deeper military ties and greater interoperability amid rising tensions in the region. Although, India, and the US have regularly conducted the annual exercise since 1992. Since 2007, Malabar has been held alternatively in India and in the Western pacific. Last year, it was conducted in Chennai and included the participation of Japan.

The Indian Navy stated that their four ships namely- Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch are participating in the 20th edition of the naval exercise in consonance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and growing ties among the three countries. In addition, one nuclear-powered submarine, carrier wing aircraft, and long-range maritime patrol aircraft will also participate in the exercise. Additionally, the Special Forces (SF) of the three navies will also interact during the exerciseThe exercise will support maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region and benefit the global maritime community.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the exercise which has started between India, Japan, and the US recently?
2. The Malabar Exercise is going on at which place?

Courtesy: The Hindu


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