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Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta arrived at Guam to participate in the 22nd edition of Exercise Malabar, off Guam, USA from 07 to 16 June 2018.
About Exercise Malabar
Exercise Malabar, which started as a bilateral exercise between the US Navy and the Indian Navy in 1992, has evolved over the years with the participation of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) from 2007.
Over the last 26 years, this Maritime Exercise has grown in scope and complexity and aims at increasing the level of mutual understanding, inter-operability and sharing of the best practices between the three navies.
Joint Naval Exercises of India with other countries
1.Australia – AUSINDEX
2.Brazil & South Africa – IBSAMAR
3. France – VARUNA
4 . Indonesia – IND-INDO CORPAT (Bi-annual)
5 . Malaysia – ARFDIREx
6 . Myanmar – IMCOR
8.Oman – Naseem-al-Bahr
9. Russia – INDRA NAVY
10.Singapore – SIMBEX
11.Sri Lanka – SLINEX
12.Thailand – INDO-THAI CORPAT (Bi-annual)
13. UK – KONKAN
14.USA – MALABAR , RIMPAC (Multilateral)