Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pacific Dragon
South Korea, the US and Japan will kick off a combined ballistic missile defence exercise in waters off Hawaii this week, amid their stepped-up security coordination against North Korea's "evolving military threats".
The biennial Pacific Dragon exercise is scheduled to take place from 1st August through 14th August 2022, according to the sources. In addition to the three countries, Australia and Canada will join the exercise in 2022's edition.
Featuring the mobilisation of eight warships and two aircraft, the exercise is aimed at enhancing cooperation among the participating countries in detecting, tracking and reporting ballistic missile targets.
The exercise has been arranged as the defence chiefs of South Korea, the US and Japan agreed to reinforce their security coordination during their trilateral gathering on the margins of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 11..Source : Business Standard