Twenty-First Edition of Malabar Exercise Begins in Bay of Bengal
 
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Twenty-First Edition of Malabar Exercise Begins in Bay of Bengal

INS Vikramaditya along with other naval assets to represent Indian Navy
 
Twenty-First Edition of Malabar Exercise Begins in Bay of Bengal

Chennai: The three-nation Malabar exercise, jointly conducted by the navies of India, United States and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), commenced in the Bay of Bengal on July 10.

Indian Navy’s INS Vikramaditya with its air wing, guided missile destroyer Ranvir, indigenous stealth frigates Shivalik and Sahyadri, indigenous ASW corvette Kamorta, missile corvettes Kora and Kirpan, one Sindhughosh class submarine, fleet tanker INS Jyoti and Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I will represent the Indian Navy in the trilateral naval exercise.

This year’s Malabar exercise includes a range of professional interactions during the Harbour Phase at Chennai and a diverse range of operational activities at sea during the Sea Phase. The phases will run from July 10-13 and July 14-17 respectively.

The exercise, which will culminate on 17 July 2017, is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.

Interestingly, the current edition has a participation of 16 ships, two submarines and more than 95 aircraft, towards strengthening mutual confidence and inter-operability as well as sharing of best practices between the Indian, Japanese and US Navies.

 
 


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