Japanese, Indian and US ships take part in Malabar in 2015, when Australia was not involved. Photo: AFP
Japanese, Indian and US ships take part in Malabar in 2015, when Australia was not involved. Photo: AFP

Australia sends signal to China as it rejoins US, Japan and India for Malabar naval exercise

  • The Australian navy joins counterparts from the US, Japan and India in the military exercise for the first time in 13 years
  • Show of strength follows a deterioration in ties between the four nations and Beijing and comes as China announces new bans on Australian imports

Japanese, Indian and US ships take part in Malabar in 2015, when Australia was not involved. Photo: AFP
Japanese, Indian and US ships take part in Malabar in 2015, when Australia was not involved. Photo: AFP
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