- The Malabar series of maritime drills first took place in 1992, and over time, their complexity increased.
- Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, who is in charge of the Eastern Fleet, will talk about operations with the Commander of the US Seventh Fleet and the Commander of Escort Force 3 (JMSDF)
The Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kamorta have arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, where they will take part in the International Fleet Review (IFR) on November 6 in Sagami Bay off Yokosuka.
The participating Indian Naval Ships arrived on Wednesday. They are a multi-role Guided Missile Stealth Frigate and an Anti–Submarine Corvette, both of which were designed and built in India. They are both part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, which is based in Visakhapatnam.
In a release here on Thursday, HQ Eastern Naval Command (ENC) said that the IFR is a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will lead the International Fleet Review, which will include 40 ships and submarines from 13 countries.
When they are done, the Indian Navy ships will join ships from the US, Australia, and Japan in the 26th Malabar-22 exercise.
The Malabar series of maritime exercises started in 1992 and has gotten more difficult as time has gone on.
It has four of the most important navies in the Indo-Pacific area.
At Malabar-22, the platforms that are taking part will do fast-paced exercises in a number of different areas.
During the exercise, there will be complicated ground, sea, and air operations, as well as live-fire drills.
As part of Malabar-22, Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, who is in charge of the Eastern Fleet, will talk about operations with the Commander of the US Seventh Fleet and the Commander of Escort Force 3 (JMSDF).