India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Exercise View post tag: India View post tag: Malabar View post tag: 2014 India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014 View post tag: Engage Authorities View post tag: asiacenter_img View post tag: News by topic July 24, 2014 View post tag: Japan Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 – 30. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore in Sasebo, Japan, training will include subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations; maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations; anti-piracy operations; and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations.The at-sea portions will be conducted in the waters south of Japan. They are designed to advance participating nations mil-to-mil coordination and capacity to plan and execute tactical operations in a multi-national environment.Events planned during the at-sea portions include liaison officer professional exchanges and embarks; communications exercises; search and rescue exercises; helicopter evolutions; underway replenishments; gunnery exercises; VBSS; and anti-submarine warfare exercises.Three Indian Navy vessels, INS Ranvijay, INS Shivalik and INS Shakti, have entered Port Sasebo, Japan on 23 July 2014 for the exercise.Two destroyers along with a P3C Orion and a sea-plane (US-2) are participating from the Japanese Navy. From the US Navy one submarine (SSN), two destroyers, one tanker along with one MR aircraft would be participating. One US Carrier Strike group (CSG) is likely to join for the sea phase of the exercise.Malabar is a yearly exercise between the Indian and U.S. navy and has been going on since 1992 and has featured the Japanese Navy on three separate occasions. Malabar 2014 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues.[mappress]Press Release, July 24, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014 last_img read more

Virat Kohli lost control while making ‘leave India’ comment: Viswanathan Anand

first_imgKolkata: Virat Kohli ‘lost control’ of himself while making the ‘leave India’ comment, feels legendary five-time former world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand.“I think he lost control. He got a bit emotional and he just said the first thing that came to his mind,” Anand told IANS on the sidelines of Tata Steel Chess India 2018 meet held at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, here on Monday.Sounding not too pleased at the manner in which Kohli replied to a fan’s question in the video and drew immediate condemnation, Anand said the 30-year old batsman would be the first to acknowledge that he also has fans abroad and they don’t have to leave their countries.“He must be the first to appreciate that he probably has foreign fans, and none of them have to leave their country and come to India (laughs),” Anand said on the sidelines of Tata Steel Chess India 2018 meet held at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations here.Kohli had asked a fan to leave the country if he did not like to watch Indian cricketers in action.Kohli, who launched the ‘Virat Kohli Official App’ on his 30th birthday last week, faced the backlash after his reaction to a fan, who confessed his preference for English and Australian cricketers over Kohli’s blue brigade.“I think he was caught at a weak moment. That is the impression I get. He was feeling a bit sensitive and was not in the best mood maybe, and then this question came up. Then he lost control of it.“The question was posed to him when he was not fully in control and he got a bit annoyed. It came across like that to me,” Anand, 48, added.Kohli took to Twitter later to clarify his point and explained why he had made the “leave India” comment.“I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” Kohli had tweeted.Asked if he stood by Kohli at a time the BCCI is reportedly also not happy with the statement but are undecided whether to haul up the icon, Anand said: “People are emotional and they lose control once in a while.”“It has happened to me even if I was more successful in not showing it. But there are moments when your emotions take over. What he said, he got criticized that’s it. It’s over. Those who did not like it, already criticized him, so no need to keep piling on it.”Anand, ever soft-spoken, was quizzed if he cringed at times seeing Kohli’s aggressive demeanour on and off the field. “In the end, you should be comfortable in your own skin,” Anand signed off. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more