India discussing more trilateral naval exercises
In continuation of the trend of growing trilateral and multilateral exercises, two new trilateral naval exercises are in the works: one among India, Australia and Indonesia; and in the other, France is keen on joining India-Australia bilateral naval exercise AUSINDEX, according to two official sources.
“France is keen to join AUSINDEX and discussions are under way on how to take it forward,” one of the sources said. “Also a naval exercise between India, Australia and Indonesia is under discussion. The modalities are being worked out,” the source stated.