Malabar Naval Exercise Set to Begin Next Week

  • Will take place off of the Coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea from June 7-15
  • U.S., Indian and Japanese Navies will participate
  • Focus on both at-sea and ashore scenarios


Why It Matters: With China’s expansion in the South China Sea, and the Indo-Pacific in general, regional allies will continue to engage in joint exercises.  China, however, will continue to look at these exercises with a wary eye.