Scorpeone sub to debut as second phase of Malabar exercise begins today

For the first time, the naval exercise is being held off both East and West coasts

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At the political level, a quadrilateral Exercise Malabar powerfully signals the emergence of resistance to China’s growing assertiveness. The first phase was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from November 3-6

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Signalling the growing prominence of the Indian Ocean region in the security calculus of the four Quadrilateral (Quad) member-countries, their navies will conduct the second phase of joint Exercise Malabar 2020 from Tuesday to Friday in the Northern Arabian Sea.

The first phase was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from November 3 to 6. This is the first time that Exercise Malabar will be conducted off India’s eastern as well as western seaboards in the same year.

“Taking forward the synergy achieved in the recently concluded Phase 1 of Exercise Malabar 2020, which was conducted in the Bay of

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First Published: Nov 17 2020 | 6:05 AM IST

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