Malabar 2019 Strengthens U.S.-Japan-India Naval Cooperation

The U.S. Navy is participating in a trilateral exercise called Malabar 2019 with the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Indian Navy. This is the 23rd such joint exercise and the first hosted by Japan.

A U.S. Navy media report stated, “The multinational aspect of the exercise allows for practical training while honing skills, exchanging cultures, and increasing interoperability between nations.”