- 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.
- 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.