Malabar 2017 nears

Exercise widened to include Japan’s MSDF.

India, Japan and USA to hold naval exercise next week

With China expanding its presence in the Indian Ocean region, the navies of India, the US and Japan are all set to undertake war games in the Bay of Bengal next week involving nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers.

Malabar 2017 would be the first Indo-US military exercise after President Donald Trump came to power and will take place within weeks after his maiden meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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