Malabar Exercise: maneuvers of US Navy F-18s and Indian Navy Mig-29Ks from INS Vikramaditya

Publish Date: 20 Nov, 2020 |

Malabar Exercise: Today is the last day of the second phase of the Malabar 2020 military exercise. The MiG-29S flew from the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean during this period. Simultaneously, the Indian Navy's MiG-29 KS and the American Navy's A-18S also performed maneuvers. The second phase of the Malabar 2020 military exercise started on 17 November. In this, four countries India, US, Japan and Australia are doing naval exercises.  Significantly, today is the last day of the Malabar exercise. Here in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, navies of India, America, Japan and Australia are doing common maneuvers. The USS Nimitz of the US and the INS Vikramaditya of India are engaged in combat aircraft, which have been carrying out military exercises in war-like situations for 4 days. This military exercise of the four countries is seen as nothing sort of a strong message for China. The Malabar exercise started in 1992. It was first started by the Indian and US Navy as a bilateral maneuver. 23 years later, in 2015, Japan also became a permanent member of this exercise. Now Australia too has joined it. This year the first phase of the Malabar Exercise started on 3 November and ended on 5 November. During that time, the Indian Navy had included Rannvijay, the war vessel Shivalik, the seaside patrol boat Sukanya, the ship Shakti, which assisted the fleet, and the submarine Sindhuraj in the exercise.



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