- The shadow of China looms large in India’s decision to exclude Australia from an upcoming multilateral naval exercise
Canberra confirmed last Thursday that its navy would not be part of Malabar 2018, which will be held off Guam between June 7 and 15.
- Emanuele Scimia
- Asia Times
So this year’s Malabar drills will maintain a trilateral format, involving the naval forces of India, the United States and Japan.
Backed by the US and Japan, Australia has tried to rejoin the Malabar exercises under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, leader of a…