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  • 09 Sep 2021
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Recently, India and Australia have participated in the 4th edition of AUSINDEX Naval Exercise.

  • It comes on the heels of the Malabar Naval Exercise, one of the largest wargaming exercises of India, in which all the four members of the Quad had participated - India, Australia, the US and Japan - in the last week of August.
  • These exercises are a part of the two-month deployment of the Navy’s Eastern Fleet to Southeast Asia, South China Sea and the Western Pacific.

Key Points

  • About:
    • It is a major biennial bilateral exercise, first held in India in 2015.
    • The 2021 exercise is being held in Australia.
    • It aims to consolidate shared commitment to regional and global security challenges promoting peace, security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
    • It is aligned to the 2020 Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two nations.
  • Other Exercises:
    • Ex AUSTRA HIND (Bilateral Exercise with Army), EX PITCH BLACK (Australia’s multilateral air combat training exercise)
  • Other Developments:

Source: IE

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