Malabar 2017 to witness largest Navy vessels each from 3 representative countries.
Malabar 2017 kicks off with each representing country : The US, Japanese and Indian Navies to bring in their largest vessels for the exercise. This is for the first time in the exercise’s history of past 25 years, all three navies bring in their largest vessels. The Nimitz which at present is the world largest carrier would be joined by Japanese warship Izumo which is the largest Japanese ship since world war II and featuring from India would be INS Vikramaditya which would be participating for the first time.
The week long naval exercise would witness participation of around 16 ships, 2 submarines and around 95 aircraft. Along with INS Vikramaditya from India other participating ships from India include Guided missile destroyer Ranvir, indigenous stealth frigates Shivalik and Sahyadri, indigenous anti submarine warfare corvette Kamorta, missile corvettes Kora and Kirpan and one Sindhughosh class submarine, fleet tanker INS Jyoti and long range maritime patrol aircraft P8I.
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