Q. Consider the following statements about Exercise Sea Dragon:
1. It is an annual China-led multinational exercise.
2. Participating countries include China, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea and Japan.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

About Exercise Sea Dragon:

It is an annual US-led multinational exercise.

Aim: To practice and discuss anti-submarine warfare tactics so as 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.

Source: Defense Exercises