Milestone Speaks of Australian Navy’s Participation in Annual Malaba Offshore Drills with India, US and Japan | India news

Canberra : Australia’s participation in annual Malabar training is called a “milestone”, and Australia says its first response to development has shown deep trust between the four Indo-Pacific democracies and a shared willingness to work together for common security interests . .

The joint release of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense said that “India, Australia, Japan and the United States will strengthen our ability to work together to maintain peace and stability in our region.”

I recently sent an invitation to participate in training from New Delhi to Canberra.

The training to be held in November will see all four member states taking part in training in the Gulf of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

Australian Defense Minister Linda Reynolds said, “Advanced military training such as MALABAR supports our joint resolve to enhance Australia’s maritime capabilities, build interoperability with our close partners, and support an open and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The key to show.”

Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne said, “This is based on a comprehensive strategic partnership agreed between Prime Ministers Modison and Prime Ministers Modi on June 4, 2020, and I worked with the Foreign Minister. Jaishankar, this month when we met in Tokyo. “

Australia last took part in training in 2007 and this will come back to training limited to China in more than 10 years.

China has already been mad about the quad it calls Asia NATO, and if all four quad nations under the Malabar movement umbrella merge, it will elicit a sharp reaction from Beijing.

The Indian and Australian Navy are already conducting bilateral training, and the Indian Navy is heading to Australian waters for multilateral training.

It should be noted that New Delhi has logistics exchange agreements with three countries: the United States, Japan and Australia.

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