Malabar naval drills: it’s Australia, India, the US and Japan challenging China, analysts say


Source: scmp.com

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The addition of Canberra to the annual exercises is seen as reflecting a growing clamour for a united front amid concerns over Beijing’s maritime ambitions The same four countries make up the Quad security alliance, and India’s invitation to Australia comes as they manage increasingly antagonistic relations with China The addition of Canberra to the annual exercises is seen as reflecting a growing clamour for a united front amid concerns over Beijing’s maritime ambitions. The addition of Australia to India ’s Malabar naval exercises with the United States and Japan reflects a growing clamour for a united front to challenge...