neighbourhood first policy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-Sri Lanka to hold SLINEX military exercise

Published: October 19, 2020

On October 19, 2020, India and Sri Lanka are to begin a three-day military exercise “SLINEX”. The eighth edition of the exercise is to be held off coast of Trincomalee. It is to be conducted in non-contact at-sea only format. This strategy has been adopted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The drill will include series ..

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India to deliver INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar

Published: October 16, 2020

India is to transfer the Indian Naval Ship Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy in the near future. The INS Sindhuvir is a Kilo-Class Submarine. With this, Myanmar is to get its first submarine. Highlights India is to transfer the INS in accordance to SAGAR Policy. SAGAR is Security and Growth for All in the Region. ..

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India contributes 3,000 vials of Remdesivir to Myanmar

Published: October 5, 2020

On October 5, 2020, the Government of India contributed 3,000 vials to Myanmar under the framework of India-Myanmar Foreign Office Consultation. Highlights The 3,000 vials of Remdesivir drug was provided by Army Chief Naravane to the Myanmar State counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The vias were provided under Neighbourhood First Policy of India to help ..

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India-Myanmar review trade and border cooperation

Published: October 2, 2020

On October 1, 2020, India and Myanmar held a virtual meeting that was headed by the secretaries of the respective governments. Key Highlights The countries reviewed international border cooperation and also the entire gamut of relations. They also discussed on several other areas of cooperation such as power, energy, cultural cooperation, etc. During the meet, ..

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India attends SAARC Foreign Ministers Informal Summit

Published: September 24, 2020

On September 24, 2020, the external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministers Informal meet virtually. During the meet, it was highlighted that SAARC should overcome cross border terrorism, blocking of connectivity and obstruction in trade. These three are currently considered the three greatest challenges of SAARC grouping. ..

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