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MALABAR 2015 – Trio Naval Exercise of US_IN_JA

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Navies of India Japan and US are participated in exercise Malabar that was commenced on Oct 14 and will continue till October 19.

AIMAdvancement of multi-national maritime relationships and mutual security issues

Ashore Training
At- sea training

MALABAR - Trio Naval Exercise of US_IN_JA

Ashore training will conduct at Chennai and will include activities like

Subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations Maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations


Surface and anti-submarine warfare Medical operations
Damage control Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)
Helicopter operations Visit board search and seizure (VBSS) operations.

Whereas at-sea training will conduct at off the east coast of India and will include activities like

Liaison officer professional exchanges and embarks Communications exercises


Photo exercise Search and rescue exercises
Submarine familiarization Helicopter cross-deck evolutions
High-value unit defense Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercises
Air defense exercises Underway replenishments
Mine exercise Surface warfare exercises
Medevac Gunnery exercises

Rajput-class destroyer
Brahmaputra-class and Shivalik-class frigates
A Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhudhwaj and an
Additional fleet support ship

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with embarked Carrier Air Wing 1
Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60)
Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)
P-8A Poseidon aircraft
Los Angeles-Class fast-attack submarine

Akizuki-class guided missile destroyer
JS Fuyuzuki

Annual Malabar series was established in 1992 between India and US and since 2007 India has hosted the exercise. Malabar 2009, 2011, and 2014 took place off the coast of Japan and included the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. This year also India invited Japan to be a part of exercise.