Navies of India, Australia, Japan and US to start second phase of Malabar exercise from today

The second phase of Malabar Exercise 2020 will be conducted in the Northern Arabian Sea from November 17-20, according to an official release on Monday. The phase will involve coordinated operations of increasing complexity between the navies of Australia, India, Japan and the United States.

These exercises include cross-deck flying operations and advanced air defence exercises by MIG 29K fighters of Vikramaditya and F-18 fighters and E2C Hawkeye from Nimitz. In addition, advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare exercises, seamanship evolutions and weapon firings will also be undertaken to further enhance interoperability and synergy between the four friendly navies.

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