Increasing maritime power among the Quad nations – Asia Times

Increasing maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean has propelled India to engage in extensive maritime diplomacy with the other countries in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue for maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

One advanced maritime exercise, Malabar 2022, was held from November 8 to 18 by the navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia in the Seas of Japan. This edition of the exercise marked its 30th anniversary and was hosted by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

The Malabar exercise happened to occur at a significant time amid China’s expansionist behavior in the Indo-Pacific region and North Korea’s missile tests.

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