Indian ocean region Current Affairs, GK & News

India-France-UAE Trilateral Cooperation Initiative

In recent times, India has been increasing its bilateral trade with UAE. With CEPA and the Golden Visa program (extension) of UAE, business relations have increased exponentially. On the other hand, India has strong defence relations with France. From fighter jets to drones, the Indian military is using French-made goods. Extending the ties further, India ..

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Tiger Triumph exercise

The Tiger Triumph exercise was jointly conducted by the United States and Indian militaries in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Key facts The “Tiger Triumph” tabletop simulation was organized at India’s Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam from October 18 to 20 this year. It is a comprehensive endeavor of the Indian and US military and diplomatic representatives ..

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JIMEX 2022

The sixth edition of the Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX 22) was kicked off on September 11, 2022. Key facts The JIMEX 2022 is currently being hosted by the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal. India is being represented by three indigenously designed and built warships. These are Sahyadri (a multi-purpose stealth frigate) and two ..

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P-8I Squadron INAS 316 ‘Condors’

The second P-8I aircraft squadron of the Navy has been commissioned by the Indian Navy in a ceremony that was held at INS Hansa, Goa. ‘Condors’ is the title given to INAS 316. Condors are one of the world’s largest flying land birds and have a massive wingspan. Overview In the Indian Ocean region, India ..

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India-France Annual Strategic Dialogue

India and France held their annual strategic dialogue in New Delhi. What are the key takeaways from the India-France Annual Strategic Dialogue? The countries mainly focused on COVID-19 vaccines, nuclear, Indo-Pacific, space, environment, maritime safety, digital economy, environment and defence sectors. Why is France important to India in terms of Indo Pacific? France has a ..

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Sea Wing Underwater Drones

China has recently deployed underwater drones called Sea Wing Glider in the Indian Ocean region. The Sea Wing Glider Drone is used for Naval surveillance. It can operate for months under the sea. What is Sea Wing Glider Drone? The Sea Wing Glider Drone is a type of an uncrewed underwater vehicle. It was launched ..

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