U.S., Indian, Japanese Navies Participate in Maritime Exercise in Guam
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States participated in an exercise called Malabar 2018 held in June off the coast of Guam. Malabar 2018 was the first time the exercise has been conducted off the coast of Guam, and the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security.
Indian, Japanese and U.S. maritime forces worked together to build upon and advance their working relationship. Each iteration of the exercise helps increase the level of understanding between sailors and interoperability between the three navies. For a list of participating Indian forces, please refer to the Indian Navy Headquarters. For a list of participating Japanese forces, please refer to the Japan Maritime Staff Office. —U.S. 7th Fleet