News:India is considering to invite Australia to take part in its trilateral Malabar Naval exercise.
About Malabar exercise:
- Exercise Malabar is an annual exercise between the navies of India, Japan, and the U.S. held alternately in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
- The exercise began in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between India and the U.S.Then it got permanently expanded into a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan in 2015.
- The exercise aims to endeavour to further strengthen India – Japan – US Naval cooperation and enhance interoperability based on shared values and principles.
Exercises between India and Japan:
- JIMEX- It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan naval forces.
- DHARMA GUARDIAN- It is an annual joint military exercise between Indian and Japan since 2018.
- MINEX– The exercise is an annual Mine Countermeasure Exercise between Indian and Japan naval forces.
- Sahyog-Kaijin:It is a joint exercise between India and Japanese Coast Guards.
Exercises between India and US:
- Yudh Abhyas- It is a joint military exercise between India and the US.
- Tiger Triumph- It is a tri-service military exercise between India and the US.
- Vajra Prahar:It is a Special Forces joint military training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US since 2010.
Exercise between India and Australia:
- AUSINDEX:It is a biennial bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy(RAN).The first edition the exercise took place in 2015.