India, US, Japan to play war games from Friday
nation Updated: Jun 09, 2016 07:41 IST
NEW DELHI: Four Indian naval ships including two stealth frigates and elite Marine Commandos (Marcos) will take part in a trilateral maritime exercise Malabar-16, starting Friday, that will see India, US and Japan playing war games in seas off Japan. The Indians ships participation in Malabar-16 with the US Navy and JMSDF, reflects the vital strategic importance of the region to India. The exercise also assumes significance as it is conducted in East Asia at a time when the South China Sea issue is a raging issue in the region.