With an aim to contain China, US-India go for largest Naval drill

With an aim to contain China, US-India go for largest Naval drill
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CHENNAI:  With an aim to contain China, the week-long trilateral Malabar Naval exercise began on Monday with 16 ships, including many frontline warships, and 95 aircraft of India, the US and Japan participating in the drill in the Bay of Bengal.


This is the 21st edition of the exercise, which started as a bilateral between India and US and now has Japan as a permanent participant. 

"Malabar-2017 will be another milestone with participation of 16 ships, two submarines and more than 95 aircraft, towards strengthening mutual confidence and inter-operability as well as sharing of best practices between the Indian, Japanese and US Navies," a statement from the Indian Navy said.

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