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Malabar 2019 Strengthens U.S.-Japan-India Naval Cooperation
October 2, 2019

U.S.-Japan-India military soldiers hold a sword together over a sheet cakeThe 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.”