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23rd Edition of MALABAR Exercise 2019

Current context: The 23rd edition of the Trilateral Maritime Exercise MALABAR is scheduled from 26th September to 4th October 2019 off the coast of Japan.
23rd Edition of MALABAR Exercise 2019 
  • The exercise is conducted between the navies of India, Japan and the USA.
  • MALABAR 2019 would focus on further strengthening India-US-Japan Naval cooperation and enhance interoperability, based on shared values and principles.
  • Indigenously designed and built ships of Indian Navy, multipurpose guided-missile frigate Sahyadri and ASW Corvette Kiltan will participate in the exercise.
  • A 'P8I' long-range maritime patrol aircraft will also participate in the exercise.
  • The MALABAR exercise began originally in 1992 between India and the United States, and Japan joined the exercise in 2015.

Question: 

Q.1 The trilateral MALABAR exercise is conducted between?
a. India-USA-Australia
b. India-Srilanka-Japan
c. India-Japan-Australia
d. India-USA-Japan
23rd Edition of MALABAR Exercise 2019 23rd Edition of MALABAR Exercise 2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 26, 2019 Rating: 5

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