First phase of four-nation Malabar naval exercise kicks off tomorrow
'The exercise is being conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise in view of Covid-19 pandemic,' says govt
Last month, India announced that Australia will be part of the Malabar exercise, which effectively makes it a drill by all four member nations of the Quad
New Delhi: The 24th edition of the Malabar naval exercise is scheduled to be held in two phases in November 2020 with the first phase set to kick off tomorrow. "Phase 1 of the exercise Malabar 20 involving participation by Indian Navy (IN), United States Navy (USN), Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is set to commence off Visakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal from 3-6 November, 2020," said Ministry of Defence in an official statement on Tuesday.