India, US, Japan to participate in Malabar naval exercise

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    India, US, Japan to participate in Malabar naval exercise

    Washington: In an effort to strengthen the trilateral cooperation, Japan will participate in this year's Malabar naval exercise to be held at the end of this month, with India and the US.

    "Japan will participate in MALABAR this year which is our largest bilateral naval exercise with India and it's scheduled to take place at the end of this month," Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Amy Searight told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Thursday.

    The Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said there is strong trilateral partnership between the three countries.



    "We were about to hold the fifth iteration of the US-India-Japan trilat earlier this summer. We have had to reschedule that but we have seen a tremendous growth in the amount of collaboration that we're able to have, not only in terms of sharing of intelligence and analysis but also looking at active areas of cooperation," she said.

    The Malabar series has historically been an Indo-US affair, but its scope has widened with Japan being invited for the annual naval engagement.

    "We will be doing joint exercises with Japan and India in the MALABAR exercises later this fall. And we see opportunities for increasing the collaboration across Southeast Asia. We are engaging more frequently in consultations and dialogue with the Indians on ASEAN and look forward to increased and frequent consultations across the East Asia sphere," Biswal said while replying to a question from Senator John McCain.

    Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation said there's a realm opportunity to build the US-India-Japan trilateral cooperation.

    In the past few years India has focused increasingly on buttressing security ties with Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam to meet the challenges of a rapidly rising China, she said.

    "Indo-Japanese ties, in particular, are expected to get a major boost under Modi's administration since Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are both increasingly concerned about China and appear prepared to take new policy directions to deal with the challenges posed by Beijing's rapid military and economic ascendance," Curtis said.

    Both the heads of state, Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi have developed a close personal rapport, she said.

    "As Chief Minister, Modi traveled to Japan in 2007, marking the first time an Indian Chief Minister had travelled to the country. Modi was one of the first foreign dignitaries to congratulate Abe when he was re-elected in 2012. The recent postponement of Modi's visit to Japan is all the more perplexing, given the history of the personal relationship between Abe and Modi," she added.

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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The plot thickens.

    Even the Australian PM got cosy with Abe!
     
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    It seems to me India who was playing a balance game between West and China now slightly tilting towards west.
     
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    That is good.

    Till now everyone was 'playing' with India.

    it is India's turn to act clever!
     
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    Well in my knowledge we always acted clever but now it's time to act tough.
     
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    If MMS and Khurshed acted clever, then I think being clever would mean acting stupid and clueless.

    They messed up with even a small island state like Maldives and came out looking like clots.

    You are right, India has to exercise her prerogative to indicate what its national interests are.
     
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    You are right sir but as far as my knowledge our foreign stance is not affected by ministers that much because if it does then we would have ruined long time ago.

    However i agree to some extent it is influenced by ministers and hence the disastrous image of India in neighbourhood and as you can see we are fixing it country by country basis.We solved water dispute with Bangladesh and as you can see we favoured Sri Lanka in UN recently etc.

    Also please don't blame MMS sir as you can't blame machine but it's masters.
     
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    What's to comment?

    She is American and good for you guys you have a gal who understand south-Asia and hard working american.
     
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    "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink."
     
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    China and Pakistan must be so happy right now .... .


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    LoL more like china will be shitting bricks while pakis are not going to care since their navy is reduced to rust bucket fishing fleet.
     
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    India, US and Japan to kick off Malabar naval exercise tomorrow - The Times of India

    Three Indian warships, guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay, stealth frigate INS Shivalik and tanker INS Shakti, along with their Kamov-28 and Chetak helicopters, entered the Japanese Sasebo port on Wednesday.

    The "harbour phase" of the exercise will be undertaken from July 24 to July 26, while the "sea phase" from July 27 to July 30.

    The US is being represented by its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Ticonderoga-class destroyer USS Shiloh, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer John S McCain and nuclear submarine USS Columbus, apart from P-3 Orion aircraft and MH-60R helicopters, in the war games.

    Japan, in turn, has fielded its destroyers, JS Kurama and JS Ashigara, as well as the US-2i ShinMaywa amphibious aircraft, which it is keen to sell to India.
     
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    As if China and Pakistan are not working together until now !!!
     
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    The Japanese have a good idea with this US-2i joining the Malabar. Best commercial for India.
     
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    Malabar is not so much about PAK as it is about PRC. But yeah, I don't think that it would worry them much, I mean, more than it did so far.
     
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    A group photograph on board INS Shivalik with the Japanese Naval Leadership, during the exercise ‘Malabar 2014’, at Port Sasebo, Japan on July 24, 2014.

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    A view of the reception ceremony of IN Ships, during the exercise ‘Malabar 2014’, at Port Sasebo, Japan on July 24, 2014.
     
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    Japan To Exhibit Maritime Patrol Seaplane To Indian Navy

    Japan will display a maritime patrol seaplane before the Indian Navy during the ongoing Malabar maritime exercise. The maritime exercise involves Japanese, Indian and US navy off Nagasaki’s Port Sasebo scheduled from 27 to 30 Jul 14. “Two destroyers along with a P3C Orion and a sea-plane (US-2) are participating from the Japanese Navy. From the US Navy one submarine (SSN), two destroyers, one tanker along with one MR aircraft would be participating. One US Carrier Strike group (CSG) is likely to join for the sea phase of the exercise,” Press Bureau of India reported on its website.
    The Indian Navy is keen on buying 20 US-2 seaplane built by Japanese firm ShinMaywa for its maritime patrol in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    Japan To Exhibit Maritime Patrol Seaplane To Indian Navy
     

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