Navy warships reach Guam for Malabar exercise



Two Indian Navy warships reached Guam on Sunday to participate in the Malabar Naval Exercise, in which the four member countries of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad – India, Australia, Japan and the United States United – have been participating since 2020.

The exercise is scheduled to begin on August 26.

The Navy said in a statement that INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt reached Guam, a U.S. territory, “as part of their ongoing deployment to countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. “.

“Both ships are expected to participate in the annual MALABAR-21 exercise, between the Australian, Indian, Japanese and US navies. The MALABAR series of maritime exercises began in 1992 as a bilateral IN-USN exercise and has grown over the years to include four prominent navies in the Pacific and Indian Ocean region ” , indicates the press release.

The Navy said Vice Admiral AB Singh, Commanding General Officer, Eastern Naval Command, “will have operational discussions with Rear Admiral Leonard C ‘Butch’ Dollaga, CTF-74 commander focusing on developing an action plan and coordinated operations in the maritime domain ”.

According to the statement, “MALABAR-21 would witness high-rate exercises conducted between destroyers, frigates, corvettes, submarines, helicopters and long-range maritime patrol planes of the participating navies. Complex surface, submarine and air operations, including live weapons practice, anti-surface, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare exercises, joint maneuvers and tactical exercises will be carried out during the year ”.



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