Exercise MALABAR-21 is the latest edition of the Malabar series of maritime exercises that was initiated in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between India and the US. It has grown over the years to include all four Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) members Â– India, the US, Australia and Japan.
The maritime exercise will commence from August 26. The Indian Navy recently announced that INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt have reached Guam, a US territory, as part of the exercise. The exercise would witness the Anti-Submarine, Anti-Surface and Anti-Air drills as well as Live Weapon Firing Drills.