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Malabar 2020 Naval Exercise to see Australian Navy participation

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  • October 20, 2020
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Malabar 2020 Naval Exercise to see Australian Navy participation

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

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  • This year Malabar 2020 will see the participation of the Australian Navy as well. 
  • Objective: To increase cooperation with other countries in the maritime security domain; To increase defence cooperation with Australia 
  • The participants of Exercise Malabar 2020 shall engage to enhance safety and security in the maritime domain. 
  • They collectively support free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and remain committed to a rules based international order.

Do you know?

  • The Malabar series of Naval exercises started in 1992.
  • It started as a bilateral Indian Navy-US Navy exercise. 
  • Later on, Japan joined the Naval exercise in 2015.
  • This annual exercise is expected to be held in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea later this year.

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