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. “.
âBoth 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 â , 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 â.
According to the statement, âMALABAR-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 â.