Quad: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

SITMEX 2020: India, Singapore and Thailand hold Naval Exercise

Published: November 23, 2020

The trilateral Naval exercise, SITMEX-20 between India, Singapore and Thailand was held in the Andaman sea. The SITMEX-20 Naval exercise was scheduled in a “non-contact at sea only format” due to covid-19 restrictions. The main objective of the exercise is to increase the interoperability between the three navies. The exercise will also enhance multifaceted Maritime ..

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Japan and Australia sign Defence Pact to counter China

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, Japan and Australia signed the “Reciprocal Access Agreement” to counter the growing influence of China in the South China sea and in the Pacific Island Nations. Highlights The defence agreement has taken six years of negotiations. This will bring the countries closer amidst militarization in South China sea and series of ..

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Second Phase of Malabar Exercise commences

Published: November 16, 2020

The second phase of Malabar Exercise is to be held between November 17, 2020 and November 20, 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea. The first phase of Malabar exercise was held between November 3, 2020 and November 6, 2020 in Bay of Bengal. The exercise is important because the four countries together form the QUAD ..

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Malabar Exercise to be held in Bay of Bengal

Published: October 31, 2020

The first phase of Malabar Exercise is to be held in Bay of Bengal between November 3, 2020 and November 6, 2020. The navies of India, Japan, US and Australia are to participate in the exercise. The second phase of the exercise is to be held between November 17, 2020 and November 20, 2020. Highlights ..

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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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