By Srinjoy Chowdhary
As the faceoff with China continues in Ladakh, India is readying for closer military ties with its friends, beginning with a major naval exercise in the Indian Ocean area: Malabar. This time, there was a question about it because of Covid, but it’s certainly happening, with adequate precautions.
It’s an annual naval exercise involving India, Japan and the United States, but this year, Australia will be taking part, barring last-minute problems. That will mean the entire Quad lineup will be there for Malabar. The warships the respective countries will field for the exercise is being worked out.( Times Now )