India, the US and Japan Will Carry Out Naval Maneuvers in the Pacific

The annual Malabar naval maneuvers of India, the US and Japan will take place this year from June 7 to 16 in the waters of the US island of Guam, in the Pacific Ocean, the NDTV network reported.

According to the report, India will send three warships for this exercise – the INS Sahyadri frigate, the Kamorta anti-submarine corvette and the Shakti- tanker and a P-8I military transport aircraft.

On May 11, when Indian ships sailed from Singapore for maneuvers, Indian ambassador Jawed Ashraf declared that the eastern fleet of the Indian Navy “continues to serve to keep the ocean a peaceful and open space. “

The Malabar maneuvers are carried out since 1992, initially only India and the USA participated, but periodically these were joined by other countries, mainly Japan.

In December 2015, Japan and India agreed that the Japanese Army should participate in these exercises permanently.

India, the US and Japan Will Carry Out Naval Maneuvers in the Pacific

Last year the maneuvers were made in the Bay of Bengal.

 

Source: Mundo Sputnik News