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
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

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