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 ? 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.