Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 | UPSC | Other Exams


  • To increase cooperation with other countries in the maritime security domain.
  • To increase defence cooperation with Australia.


  • The Malabar series of Naval exercises started in 1992 as a bilateral Indian Navy-US Navy exercise.
  • Past non-permanent participants include Singapore and Australia.
  • The last time Australia participated in Malabar Exercise was in September 2007 with the Indian, Japanese, US and Singapore navies.
  • Japan joined the Naval exercise in 2015 as a permanent partner.

Other Facts

  • This is a annual exercise.
  • It is second time Australia participate in Malabar Naval Exercise in 2020.
  • Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan and India as permanent partners.

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