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Malabar drills: Navies of Quad countries kick off second phase of Malabar exercise

Oct 12, 2021 15:10 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The second phase of the Malabar naval drills with the four Quad members, India, US, Japan and Australia, kicked off in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday.

The three-day exercise seeks to build on the synergy, coordination, and interoperability developed during the first phase of the exercise held in August, the Indian Navy said in a statement.

The second phase of the Malabar exercise will feature a number of complex drills involving several frontline warships and other assets of the four navies, the statement added.

Also watch: PM Modi calls Quad the 'force for global good'; discusses covid, climate change & Pakistan

The Indian Navy is taking part in the second phase with INS Ranvijay, INS Satpura, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a submarine.

For the US, Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson along with USS Lake Champlain and USS Stockdale are deployed.

Japan Maritime Self Defence Force is taking part with helicopter carriers JS Kaga and JS Murasame, while the Royal Australian Navy has sent HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Sirius for the drills.

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