Malabar Naval Exercise: For the first time in the new Global-Order, the Indian, US, Japanese and Australian navies will begin a four-day exercise (August 26-29) in the Pacific Ocean starting Thursday. Two Indian Navy warships have reached the US military base in Guam to participate in this exercise called ‘Malabar’. Although Exercise Malabar is an annual four-nation exercise, it is the first multinational exercise after the United States has left Afghanistan.
According to Indian Navy spokesman, Commander Vivek Madhwal, INS Shivalik and INS Kadmat, who have visited the Pacific Ocean and countries in Southeast Asia in recent days, have reached Guam. Meanwhile, India’s two warships will practice with the navies of America, Japan and Australia. According to Commander Madhawal, this exercise will help increase interoperability between like-minded navies, as well as learn each other’s best practices and develop a common understanding during maritime security operations.
According to reports, in this edition of Exercise Malabar (Malabar Naval Exercise), destroyers, frigates, corvettes, submarines, helicopters and long-range maritime patrol planes from the four friendly navies will participate in the exercise. at a high rate. During the maneuvers, very complex exercises at sea, under the sea and in the sky will be performed. During this time, live weapon fire, joint maneuvers and tactical exercises will also be carried out. Let us tell you that the Indian Navy’s INS Shivalik (Multi Role Guided Missile Stealth Fregate and Kadmat (Anti-Submarine Corvit) are state-of-the-art native warships. Helicopters can also operate on both. ships.
Indian Navy Eastern Command Commander-in-Chief, Vice Admiral AB Singh also traveled to Guam to participate in Exercise Malabar, where he will hold operational talks with Rear Admiral Leonard C Butch Dolaga of the ‘US Navy. Exercise Malabar was launched in 1992 between the Indian and US navies. But later Japan and for two years the Australian Navy also participates. This exercise of the four countries still remains gritty in the eyes of China.
Today, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Command Combat Fleet is stationed in the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. On Monday, the Indian Navy’s INS Rannvijay and INS Kora warships conducted a maritime partnership exercise with the Philippine Navy in the West Philippine Sea. Previously, the Indian Navy had also conducted joint exercises with the Vietnamese Navy in the South China Sea.