According to Yomiuri, they will be aimed at curbing China’s activity in the region.

Joint military exercises of the navies of Japan, India, Australia, the United States, and France may take place in early April in the Bay of Bengal. This was reported on Sunday, citing sources, by the Yomiuri newspaper.

According to her information, destroyers and submarines in service with the five states can participate in the maneuvers. Simultaneously, the exercises themselves, in particular, will be aimed at deterring China’s activity in the region, Yomiuri emphasizes.

In November 2020, the navies of Japan, India, Australia, and the United States conducted joint maneuvers “Malabar,” which took place in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.