New Delhi, Agency. The much-discussed Malabar exercise by the navies of four quad countries, India, America, Australia and Japan, began on Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal. The US has deployed its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vision in this four-day exercise. The first phase of this exercise was conducted from 26 to 29 August off the Guam coast located in the western Pacific.

Indian Navy officials said the second phase of the Malabar exercise would involve a series of complex exercises involving several warships and other equipment from the front lines of the four navies. The Indian Navy has deployed its frontline warships INS Rannvijay and INS Satpura, a submarine and a fleet of long-range maritime patrol aircraft P8I. The second phase of the Malabar exercise begins with the visit of US Naval Operations Chief Admiral Michael Gilday to India. Is going to be. Admiral Gilday on Tuesday held detailed talks with Navy Chief Karambir Singh on strengthening the overall bilateral maritime security operations.

This time the nuclear-armed US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is also participating in the second phase of the annual Malabar exercise to be hosted by the Indian Navy. This will be the first time that a US aircraft carrier is present in this naval exercise. The members of the Quad – India, the US, Australia and Japan – are participating in this three-day exercise to be held from October 12 to 15. The exercise is taking place in the Bay of Bengal and involves the four navies along with their major warships. During this, navies are carrying out wartime activities. During this, many methods of attack and defense are being tried. The Indian Navy is participating in this exercise with its frontline warships INS Rannvijay, INS Satpura and a fleet of submarines. In addition, P8 maritime surveillance aircraft are also participating in the exercise.

The USS Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, along with the guided missile cruisers USS Lake Camplane and USS Stockdale, are also participating in the exercise. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which joined the US Navy in 1983, has participated in several military operations. These include Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom. Japan’s Navy has sent its helicopter carrier frigate JS Kaga and destroyer JS Murasem to the exercise. While the Australian Navy warships HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Sirius are participating in this exercise.

Edited By: Ramesh Mishra