What is the News?

The Indian Navy(IN) would be participating in the Second Phase of the 25th edition of the Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar to be conducted in the Bay of Bengal.

What is Exercise Malabar?

Exercise Malabar is a multilateral war-gaming naval exercise that was started in 1992.

The exercise began as a bilateral exercise between the navies of India and the United States.

From 2002 onward, the exercise has been conducted every year. Japan and Australia first participated in 2007. Since 2014, India, the US and Japan have participated in the exercise. In 2020 Australia too joined the Malabar Exercise.

What is the aim of the exercise?

The exercise is aimed to support free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and remains committed to the rules-based international order.

Other Exercises between India and Participating Countries of Malabar exercise
Exercises between India and Japan

Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN- It is an annual joint military exercise between Indian and Japan from 2018.

SHINYUU Maitri– It is a joint exercise between the Indian Air Force and the Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF).

Exercise JIMEX– The exercise is an annual Naval Exercise between Indian and Japanese naval forces.

Read more: Bilateral exercises: JIMEX and EXERCISE MITRA SHAKTI
Exercises between India and Australia

Exercise AUSINDEX: It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australian Navies. 

Exercise Pitch Black: It is a biennial multilateral air combat exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) since 1981.

Exercises between India and the US

Yudh Abhyas- It is a joint military exercise between India and the US.

Tiger Triumph- It is a tri-service military exercise between India and the US.

Vajra Prahar: It is a Special Forces joint military training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US since 2010.

Source: This post is based on the article ”MULTILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE MALABAR 2021 – PHASE II IN BAY OF BENGAL 12 – 15 OCT 21” published in ‘PIB’ on 10th October 2021

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