A broader agreement on maritime cooperation with the maritime domain Awareness (MDA) is also being developed and Australia has agreed to post a liaison officer to the Indian Navy`s Fusion-Indian Region Information Centre (IFC-IOR) at Gurugram. Both countries also increasingly have military platforms, as India`s defence purchases from the United States continue to grow. The MLSA announcement, which would allow the mutual use of the other country`s military bases for fuel exchanges and provisions to simplify logistical support and improve operational rotation, would be a further step in this direction. Australia was the first country to submit a draft mlSA after India signed the first such agreement with the United States in 2016. It was due to be signed last year during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh`s planned visit to Canberra, but the trip was cancelled due to domestic commitments. It was then expected to be part of the announcements made at the Modi-Morrison Summit in January 2020, which had to be postponed due to the Australian forest fires and postponed in May due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Instead of pushing him further, the two leaders decided to “continue the engagement when it was in the form of a virtual meeting,” officials said. India and Japan signed a logistics agreement on 10 September 2020. The agreement on the provision and reciprocal provision services will enable the forces of India and Japan to coordinate closely in terms of services and supplies. The agreement was signed by India`s defence minister and Ambassador of Japan. The Importance of the Agreement The agreement will be concluded.

As the standoff continues in eastern Ladakh, the participation of four major navies in the Indo-Pacific region will send a message to China. Sources said that in the past, it was the possibility of tearing China apart that prevented India from expanding the Malabar exercise, and from joining Australia. Malabar exercise 2020: Malabar Marine exercise began today. The quadrangle event takes place at a time when India is witnessing an external post with China and border issues with Pakistan. The 24th edition of the MALABAR Naval Exercise also takes place during the dominant coronavirus pandemic and additional precautions are taken in combination with strict measures to contain the COVID-19 threat. This year, Exercise Malabar 2020 is planned in “contact-free – at sea” format, according to the Ministry of Defence. In 2007, the U.S. Navy was Malabar`s largest representation with 13 warships, including the nuclear-aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which protested[22] in July off Chennai. Other ships included the conventionally powered carrier USS Kitty Hawk, the nuclear submarine USS Chicago (SSN-721), two missile cruisers and six missile destroyers. Eight warships, including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, represented the Indian navy.

The other warships were the destroyers INS Mysore, INS Rana and INS Ranjit, the tanker INS Jyoti (A58) and an INS Kuthar corvette. Viraats Sea Harrier Jets and Sea King helicopters as well as the Indian Air Force`s low-hit jaguar aircraft were also in service. Australia was represented by a frigate and an oil tanker; Japan by two destroyers; And Singapore by a frigate. [18] [19] [20] The United States