Phase 1 of Malabar 2020 From 3-6 November, Phase 2 in Mid-November2Photo© indianexpress.com

Phase 1 of Malabar 2020 From 3-6 November, Phase 2 in Mid-November

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The first phase of the Malabar naval exercise featuring navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia will take place from November 3 to 6 in the Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam coast, officials said on Friday.

The second phase of the mega exercise is scheduled to be held from November 17 to 20 in the Arabian sea, they said.

Last week, India announced that Australia will be part of the Malabar exercise which effectively makes it a drill by all four member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.