Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC
Malabar Naval Exercise 2020
WHY IN NEWS:
This year, the exercise has been planned on a ‘non-contact – at sea’ format.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence
For PRELIMS go through training , aim and the venue of this exercise .
For MAINS go through the significance of this exercise and make a note in your Mains book on inclusion of Australia . We will cover this in Indo-Pacific rule based order (Editorial Hunt) again.
MALABAR NAVAL EXERCISE 2020
- The Malabar series of Naval exercises started in 1992 as a bilateral Indian Navy-US Navy exercise.
- In the light of increased defence cooperation with Australia, Malabar 2020 will see the participation of the Australian Navy.
- Japan joined the Naval exercise in 2015.
- The participants of Exercise Malabar 2020 are engaging to enhance safety and security in the maritime domain.
- This is a annual exercise .
- It has been conducted off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea in 2018, off the coast the Japan in 2019 .
TRAINING WILL FOCUS ON
- High-end war fighting skill sets
- Subject matter expert and professional exchanges
- Combined carrier strike group operations
- Surface and anti-submarine warfare
- Medical operations
- Damage control
- Helicopter operations and visit
- Board, search and seizure operations
- Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the US will participate in the Malabar exercises.
- The exercises demonstrates US’s Indo-Pacific approach.
- The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training .
- The first naval exercise, named Malabar-I, between India and the United States was held in May 1992
- However, the United States renewed military contacts following the September 11 attacks when India joined President George W Bush’s campaign against international terrorism.
Each iteration of this exercise helps to increase the level of understanding between our sailors and interoperability between our three navies.
SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC