This is the 25th edition of Exercise Malabar
Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), U.S. States Navy, Admiral Michael Gilday embarked on the aircraft carrier during the ongoing second phase of Malabar exercise in the Bay of Bengal. This is the 25th edition of the naval exercise, which began as a bilateral exercise between India and the U.S. in 1992.
“This visit to Carl Vinson during Malabar was an important opportunity to see first-hand the integration between our two navies at-sea,” Adm Gilday said in a statement issued by the U.S. Navy. “By our navies continuing to exercise together, as we are doing right now alongside Japanese and Australian naval forces, there is no doubt our partnership will only continue to grow. Cooperation, when applied with naval power, promotes freedom and peace, and prevents coercion, intimidation and aggression.”