Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC

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Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC

Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Malabar Naval Exercise 2020

      WHY IN NEWS:

This year, the exercise has been planned on a ‘non-contact – at sea’ format.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence

      LEARNING: 

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.

      ISSUE: 

Malabar 2020 will see the participation of the Australian Navy.

MALABAR NAVAL EXERCISE 2020

  • The Malabar series of Naval exercises started in 1992 as a bilateral Indian Navy-US Navy exercise.

India Seeks to increase cooperation with other countries in the maritime security domain .

  • 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.

AIM

  • The participants of Exercise Malabar 2020 are engaging to enhance safety and security in the maritime domain.

They collectively support free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and remain committed to a rules based international order.

EDITION

  • This is a  annual exercise .

The 24th edition of Malabar exercise, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, is expected to be held in mid-November.

VENUE

  • It has been conducted off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea in 2018, off the coast the Japan in 2019 .

It is expected to be held in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea later this year.

TRAINING WILL FOCUS ON

  • High-end war fighting skill sets
  • Subject matter expert and professional exchanges
  • Combined carrier strike group operations

Maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations

  • Surface and anti-submarine warfare
  • Medical operations
  • Damage control
  • Helicopter operations and visit
  • Board, search and seizure operations

Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC

SIGNIFICANCE

  • Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the US will participate in the Malabar exercises.

The exercise will strengthen the coordination between the Navies of the participating countries.

  • The exercises demonstrates  US’s Indo-Pacific approach.
  • The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training .

BACKGROUND

  • The first naval exercise, named Malabar-I, between India and the United States was held in May 1992

Three exercises were conducted before 1998, when the Americans suspended exercises after India tested nuclear weapons.

  • However, the United States renewed military contacts following the September 11 attacks when India joined President George W Bush’s campaign against international terrorism.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

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

 

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