The nine-day-long mega wargame would take place amid growing activity of Chinese submarines in the Indo-Pacific region.
New Delhi: In the backdrop of the blow-hot blow-cold bilateral ties between India and China, the navies of India, United States and Japan will embark on the trilateral Malabar exercise from Thursday off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea with a focus on Anti-Submarine Warfare and greater inter-operability in Indo-Pacific region.
The nine-day-long mega wargame would take place amid growing activity of Chinese submarines in the Indo-Pacific region. The US Navy said the exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training.
“Training will focus on high-end war fighting skill sets, subject matter expert and professional exchanges, combined carrier strike group operations, maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations, surface and anti-submarine warfare, medical operations, damage control, helicopter operations and visit, board, search and seizure operations,” it said.
The US Navy said the Indian, Japanese and US maritime forces look forward to working together and advance their working relationship.
“Each iteration of this exercise helps to increase the level of understanding between our sailors and inter-operability between our three navies,” the US Navy said.