Q. Consider the following statements about Malabar Exercise
1.Australia joined Malabar Exercise for the first time in the year 2020
2.Malabar Exercise 2020 was conducted in Arabian Sea
3.This exercise is a part of QUAD’s official military engagement
Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is in incorrect: It is a multilateral war-gaming naval exercise which started in 1992 as bilateral exercise between India and USA. Japan and Australia first participated in 2007.
  • Statement 3 is incorrect: It is not a part of Quad official military engagement

Source: Indian Express