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Malabar Naval Exercise 2017 tri nation navies in action

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command HCS Bisht (C), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Vice Admiral Hiroshi Yamamura (L), ...

    The tri-nation joint naval exercise Malabar 2017 is not targeted at China or connected to the border stand-off between India and China, but is an exercise to enhance interoperability between the navies of India, US and Japan

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    US Navy Commander Rear Admiral William D Byrne Jr addressing the media.jpg

    The Malabar joint naval exercise is a series of exercises, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and the US navies.

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    A Japanese sailor on-board JS Sazanami.jpg

    The exercise has grown in scope and complexity into a multifaceted exercise with the participation of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JKSDF).

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    Two woman sailors gesture in front of the media on-board USS Princeton.jpg

    Indian Navy’s Vice Admiral H.C.S. Bisht said: “The joint naval exercise is not connected to the border stand-off between the Indian and Chinese forces. The Malabar exercise process starts a year in advance.”

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    A US sailor engaged in an discussion through a walkie-talkie on board the USS Ship Princeton .jpg

    exercise is for interoperability as well as to act as a deterrence to non-state actors. The prevention of non-state actors from carrying out their actions is a spin-off benefit of such an exercise.

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    A Japanese sailor on-board JS Sazanami which has arrived at Port Trust to take part.jpg

    “together we can eliminate miscalculations as to who we are and what are our capabilities”. said Rear Admiral William D. Byrne, Commander, US Strike Group 11

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    inauguration of three Nation Malabar Exercise 2017 which began in Chennai.jpg

    Bisht said the three navies are not ganging up against China as the Malabar exercise was started way back in 1992.

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    US sailors pose for the media on-board USS Princeton.jpg

    The week-long joint naval exercise between July 10-17 will see the participation of 16 ships from three countries, two submarines and more than 95 aircraft.

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    An Indian Navy commandant maintaining strict vigil at US Ship HOWARD.jpg

    Queried about the presence of Chinese ships in the Indian Ocean, Bisht said the Indian Navy has the capability to monitor the movement of ships.

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    A US Commandant maintaining coastal vigil on board US ship Howard .jpg

    According to Bisht, a joint naval exercise with Australia is happening and even two weeks back there was a joint exercise with the Australian navy.

  • Malabar, Malabar Exercise 2017, naval exercise, Indian Navy, American Navy, Japanese Navy, China, South china sea
    An Indian Navy commandant maintaining strict vigil at US Ship HOWARD which has come to the Port Trust.jpg

    Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is participating in the exercise for the first time

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