India & Indonesia Defence Ministers Dialogue was held in New Delhi. India and Indonesia were represented by both countries Defence Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh and Prabowo Subianto.
Both Defence leaders held discussions on strengthening the ties between the two maritime neighbours in indian ocean. The talks included export of BrahMos missile (medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile) to Indonesia by India.
India-China stand off at LAC, there are possibilities for similar encounters in the maritime in Indian Ocean. Predicting this, India has been working hard to strengthen its maritime cooperation with neighbour nations.
Malabar Naval Exercise
India is trying to make the Malabar Exercise as Quad Exercise. The Naval Exercise conducted between India, Japan and the United States of America. In 2020, India has invited Australia to join Exercise.
In 1992, Malabar Exercise is bilateral exercise between India and United States of America. In 2015, After India invitation to Japan. Japan became a permanent partner of the Malabar exercise.
India conducted Samudra Shakti maritine exercise with Indonesia to build strong ties, especially in maritime. The bilateral maritime exercise is ‘’Samudra Shakti”.
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