US, Japan, India and Australia simulate 'Quad' drill in Indo-Pacific
Parallel naval exercises likely to irk China
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Australian Defense Force participate in trilateral exercises in the Philippine Sea on July 21. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Naval Forces Japan)
KEN MORIYASU and WAJAHAT KHAN, Nikkei staff writers | Japan
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Navy is holding parallel exercises in the Philippine Sea and the Indian Ocean, involving the so-called "Quad" nations of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia, in a move sure to catch the attention of Beijing.
On Tuesday, the Navy said that it had begun a trilateral exercise in the Philippine Sea with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Australian Defense Force.