U.S. Japan India and Australia hold large-scale military exercises in the Indian Ocean
November 18th. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on November 17, the US, Indian, Australian navies and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force began the second phase of the “Malabar” joint military exercise in the Indian Ocean. , The exercise time is 4 days.
According to reports, the United States, India and Japan will conduct “Malabar” joint military exercises every year, and Australia will participate for the first time in 2020.
According to reports, the exercise is divided into two stages. Starting from November 3, the forces of the four nations have conducted training activities focusing on destroyers and frigates in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of India; from November 17, the navies of the four nations began large-scale exercises in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, and the USS Nimitz nuclear power The aircraft carrier and the Indian “Chaoriwang” aircraft carrier also joined on the same day.
The report cited information from the Indian Navy that the exercise will continue until November 20.
The purpose of the exercise is mainly to enhance the carrier-centric cooperative combat capability.