Malabar naval exercise concludes in Sydney

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Malabar naval exercise concludes in Sydney 

Recently the 27th edition of Malabar exercise has concluded near Sydney off the east coast of Australia.

Australia is hosting this exercise involving India, Australia, Japan and the US for the first time.

Key Points:

  • The exercise saw the participation of ships, submarines and aircraft from the Indian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the US Navy.
  • The ‘MALABAR 2023’ exercise was conducted in two phases, comprising the harbor phase from 11-15 August 2023 and the sea phase from 16-21 August 2023.
  • The Indian Navy was represented by indigenously built destroyer INS Kolkata, frigate INS Sahyadri and P8I maritime patrol aircraft.
  • The sea phase of Exercise Malabar saw complex and high intensity exercises, weapon firings and cross deck helicopter operations in the air, surface and undersea areas.

Objectives of Malabar Exercise:

  • Exercise Malabar showcased the strong cooperation, shared values and collective capability of the four participating nations to ensure a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and promote peace and security for all.
  • Joint exercises at sea to strengthen war-fighting skills.
  • To enhance interoperability to undertake advanced maritime operations among the navies of the four countries.

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