First participation of the Royal Australian Navy in joint training between Japan, the United States and India China restraint or October 20, 5:49
For the first time, the Royal Australian Navy will participate in the annual joint training conducted by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the US Navy, and the Indian Navy.
The four countries are strengthening their security ties with China in mind, and the implementation of training is likely to strongly restrain China's move to advance into the ocean.
The annual joint training "Malabar" by the Maritime Self-Defense Force, the US Navy, and the Indian Navy is scheduled to take place in the waters near India next month.
Australian Foreign Minister Payne and Defense Minister Reynolds issued a statement on the 19th, inviting them from India to announce that Australian troops will participate in the training.
This is the first time that Australia has participated in training since the participating countries have become the current framework.
In a statement, Foreign Minister Payne said, "Training will strengthen cooperation among the four countries to maintain peace and stability in the region," and the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement, "Marine security. To protect it, we will expand cooperation with each country. "
Japan, the United States, Australia, and India will unite at a foreign ministers' meeting held in Tokyo on the 6th of this month toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific based on the rule of law with China in mind. We have just confirmed our policy, and the implementation of this training is likely to strongly restrain China's advance into the ocean.