India has lined up interactions with friendly navies in the coming days both on the waters and at the staff level. The next round of Indo-U.S. joint naval exercise ‘Malabar’ to be held in the Arabian Sea in April-May will be a bilateral affair, a senior naval officer said here on Monday.

The U.S. is likely to bring one of its nuclear submarines, as it usually does for war games with the Indian Navy, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Sudharshan Shrikhande said.

Later this week, an Indian Navy initiative will see a gathering of 13 navies during which the participants will discuss combating maritime terror and preventing Mumbai-type attacks.

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