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Australia Wants to Join India, US and Japan in Naval Exercises: Defense Minister | The Diplomat

Australia Wants to Join India, US and Japan in Naval Exercises: Defense Minister | The Diplomat

Australia is keen to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean amid China’s growing influence in the region, the country’s defense minister Kevin Andrews said Thursday.

Australia was initially included along with Japan in the 2007 expanded edition of Exercise MALABAR – originally a U.S.-India bilateral exercise…

Source: Australia Wants to Join India, US and Japan in Naval Exercises: Defense Minister | The Diplomat