Malabar Naval Exercise, second phase to take place in the bay of Bengal

11th Oct,2021

Malabar Naval Exercise, second phase to take place in the bay of Bengal



The Malabar naval war gaming exercise with the four Quad members – India, US, Japan and Australia – will take place in the Bay of Bengal from October 12 till October 15.

The Navy said INS Ranvijay, INS Satpura, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a submarine will represent India in the multilateral exercise.

The initial phase of Malabar 2021 was held in the Philippines Sea between August 26 and 29.

For the US, Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson along with two destroyers, USS Lake Champlain and USS Stockdale, will take part. Japan Maritime Self Defence Force will be represented by JS Kaga and JS Murasame, and the Royal Australian Navy will be represented by HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Sirius. The Second Phase of the exercise would build upon the collaboration, coordination and interoperability developed during the previous phase of the exercise and would focus on modern surface and anti-submarine warfare, the Navy said.