Indo-Pacific: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Australian Navy to join Malabar Exercise

Published: October 20, 2020

On October 19, 2020, the Government of India announced that the Australian Navy will join the Malabar exercise that is to be conducted in November 2020. This means that all the four Quad countries are to participate in the exercise. Highlights The countries to participate in the exercise are Japan, India and US. In the ..

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Indo-Pacific: Japan and Vietnam sign Agreements

Published: October 19, 2020

On October 19, 2020, Japan and Vietnam signed agreements to ensure “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Also, the agreement will allow Japan to export its defence equipment to Vietnam. Highlights Recently, the QUAD grouping held in Tokyo, reaffirmed the significance of “free and open Indo-Pacific” and raised concerns over increasing Chinese influence in the region. The ..

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India and Taiwan Think Tanks join hands for Indo-Pacific Cooperation

Published: October 13, 2020

The National Maritime foundation of India and Taiwan Asia Exchange Foundation recently signed a memorandum of understanding to foster cooperation in the Indo-pacific region. The two groups are major think tanks of the countries. Highlights The think tanks will set up a joint task force to deepen the bilateral dialogue in the Indo-pacific region. They ..

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What are the benefits for India in signing Defence Logistics Pact with UK?

Published: October 9, 2020

Indi and UK are in the last stages of finalising Defence Logistics Pact. The pact will help in reciprocal use of airfields, bases, spares and supplies. India is looking forward and is pushing towards signing the agreement in the interests of Indo-Pacific region. India already has Logistics Pact with six other countries that have interest ..

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India-Japan sign Agreement for cooperation in AI, 5G, Critical Information Infrastructure

Published: October 8, 2020

On October 7, 2020, India and Japan signed agreements of cooperation in Artificial Intelligence, 5G technology. The countries also agreed to give momentum to the supply chain initiative in the Indo-Pacific region. Highlights The agreements were signed between the External Affairs Minister Shri S Jaishankar and his Japanese Counter part Motegi. The agreement was signed ..

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