India and the US will hold the joint naval Malabar series of exercises off the Okinawa coast from 2-10 April 2011.

The joint naval exercise will see participation from Japanese ships, which will be, for the second time, representing the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force.

The exercise aims to strengthen the stability of the Pacific Region and serve as a learning exercise for the Indian Navy.

The naval drills will concentrate on exercises including anti-submarine and surface warfare; air defence; live-fire gunnery training; and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData

India has stopped the participation of other countries in the Indo-US exercises since 2007 when China sent demarches to all participants of the naval exercise held in the Bay of Bengal.

The 2007 Malabar series in the Bay of Bengal was a massive exercise with participation of Indian, US, Singaporean, Australian and Japanese Navies.