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The Indian Navy will participate in a large-scale quadrilateral exercise in Guam this week


India, the United States, Japan and Australia are part of the “four-nation” alliance, which Beijing considers to be an anti-China group

New Delhi: The navies of the four “four-nation” countries-India, the United States, Japan and Australia-will conduct a high-profile Malabar exercise on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam on Thursday, sending a clear message to China. The Malabar-21 exercise will be conducted at sea from August 26 to 29. Last year, India invited the Royal Australian Navy to participate in the Malabar exercise. This year Australia will participate in the Malabar exercise again.

India, the United States, Japan, and Australia are part of the “four-nation” alliance, which Beijing considers to be an anti-China group.

Malabar-21 will witness fast-paced exercises between naval destroyers, frigates, frigates, submarines, helicopters and long-range maritime patrol aircraft. During the exercise, complex surface, underwater and air operations will be conducted, including live fire exercises, anti-surface, air defense and anti-submarine combat exercises, joint exercises and tactical exercises.

Two Indian navy ships-INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt-arrived in Guam on Saturday. The two ships plan to participate in the annual Malabar-21 exercise this year.

The Malabar series of maritime exercises began in 1992. As a bilateral naval exercise between India and the United States, it has grown continuously over the years, including four famous navies in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. The exercise will provide opportunities for navies with common ideas to enhance interoperability, benefit from best practices, and develop a common understanding of maritime security operations procedures.

The participating Indian ships Shivalik and Kadmatt are the latest indigenously designed and built multi-purpose missile stealth frigates and anti-submarine frigates, respectively. They are part of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy and are located in Visakhapatnam, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command. INS Shivalik is led by captain Kapil Mehta is commanded, while INS Kadmatt is commanded by commander RK Maharana. The two ships are equipped with a variety of weapons and sensors, and can carry multi-purpose helicopters, representing the growth of Indian warship construction capabilities.



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