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First part of Malabar naval train to be held from three to six Nov in Bay of Bengal – India News , Firstpost

The second part of the mega train, which is a naval drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad coalition, is scheduled to be held from 17 to 20 November within the Arabian sea, officers knowledgeable on Friday

Fighter jets are seen on the US plane service John C Stennis throughout joint navy train referred to as Malabar in 2016. Reuters

The first part of the Malabar naval train that includes navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia will happen from November three to six within the Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam coast, officers mentioned on Friday.

The second part of the mega train is scheduled to be held from 17 to 20 November within the Arabian sea, they mentioned.

Last week, India introduced that Australia will probably be a part of the Malabar train which successfully makes it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.

The invitation by India to the Australian Navy for the train got here two weeks after overseas ministers of the ‘Quad’ member nations held intensive talks in Tokyo with a give attention to enhancing their cooperation within the Indo-Pacific.

The officers mentioned the primary part of the drill would witness advanced and superior naval workouts, together with floor, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare operations, moreover cross-deck flying, seamanship evolutions and weapon firing workouts.

The Malabar train began in 1992 as a bilateral drill between the Indian Navy and the US Navy within the Indian Ocean. Japan turned a everlasting member of the train in 2015.

The annual train was performed off the coast of Guam within the Philippine Sea in 2018 and off the coast of Japan in 2019.

The Indian Navy will deploy quite a few key platforms within the train which is able to embrace destroyer Ranvijay, frigate Shivalik, off-shore patrol vessel Sukanya, fleet help ship Shakti and submarine Sindhuraj.

In addition, superior jet coach Hawk, long-range maritime patrol plane P-8I, Dornier maritime patrol plane, and quite a few helicopters may also be collaborating within the train, the officers mentioned.

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