Malabar 2017: The five-day exercise in the Bay of Bengal from July 10 this year featured 95 aircraft, 16 ships and two submarines.(PTI)
Malabar 2017: Frontline warships and submarines of India, the US and Japan on July 13th sailed out from Chennai harbour to participate in the sea phase of the Malabar joint naval exercise at an undisclosed location in the Bay of Bengal. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: Sixteen ships and more than 95 aircraft from the three countries participated in the exercise. (Indian Navy)
Malabar 2017: The sea phase was held deep in the Bay of Bengal, the exact location of which has not been revealed. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: The exercise, which began on July 10, comprised both on shore and offshore activities which included cross deck flying operations, refuelling across ships and crew handling procedures. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: Under the crew exchange programme, an Indian Navy helicopter transferred Japanese sailors to Naval ship Vikramaditya in the Bay of Bengal. This was followed by flying operations by helicopters of US Navy ships. (PTI)
Indian Navy ship Jyoti transferred oil with US 'Shoup' and Japanese naval ship 'Sazanami' under the replenishment at sea exercise. (PTI)
The aim of this real-time Gaganshakti exercise by the Indian Air Force is to increase coordination and deployment of air power in a short & intense combat scenario. (Representative Photo: PTI)
Malabar 2017: F18 aircrafts are parked on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ during tri-lateral exercises.(PTI)
Malabar 2017: Aircraft from both Indian and US Navies undertook composite formation flying, demonstrating another step in the interoperability of the exercise.
Malabar 2017: With India’s INS Vikramaditya, US’ USS Nimitz, and Japanese helicopter carrier JS Izumo participating, aircraft carrier operations and air defence were a key component of the exercise. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: Naval officers stand inside US Navy aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ during the tri-lateral exercises (AP)
Malabar 2017: An Indian Navy commandant maintaining strict vigil on-board INS SHIVALIK which has come to the Port Trust to take part in the India, Japan and United States.
Malabar 2017: Under the crew exchange programme, an Indian Navy helicopter transferred Japanese sailors to Naval ship Vikramaditya in the Bay of Bengal. This was followed by flying operations by helicopters of US Navy ships.
Malabar 2017: A view of the sea phase of tri-Nation exercise comprising India, Japan and US navies
Malabar 2017: Planes in action during the sea phase of tri-Nation exercise. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) brought to India for tri nation exercise. (US Navy)
Malabar 2017: The exercise witnessed a separate interaction between the Indian Navy and US Navy Special Forces and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams at the Indian Navy’s MARCOS training base INS Karna at Visakhapatnam. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: The harbour phase of the exercise started on July 10, and prior to that, a series of meetings and interactions between Indian and visiting Naval officials were held. (PTI)
Malabar 2017: The exercise has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific. (PTI)