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India is among the six Indo-Pacific nations participating in an Exercise Sea Dragon in the Pacific Ocean.
What is Exercise Sea Dragon?
Exercise Sea Dragon is an annual US-led, multinational exercise:
Aim: To practice and discuss anti-submarine warfare tactics to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
Participating Countries: United States, India, Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
Note: India, Japan, Australia and America are also part of the Quad and also participate in the Malabar exercise.
Activities: The exercise will involve more than 270 hours of in-flight training and activities ranging from tracking simulated targets to tracking a US Navy submarine. Each event will be graded and the country scoring the highest points will receive the Dragon Belt award.
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Source: This post is based on the article ‘India and five other nations begin anti-submarine exercise with US’ published in Indian Express on 8th Jan 2022.