UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Current Affairs, GK & News

US Navy conducted Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian Ocean Region

The US Navy recently conducted Freedom of Navigation Operation in the Indian Ocean Region near Lakshadweep. During the operation, the US warship entered the Exclusive Economic Zone of India without seeking prior consent from India. The warship that entered Indian EEZ was a Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones. United Nations Convention ..

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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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Indo-Thai CORPAT, Coordinated Patrol held

The 30th Indo-Thai CORPAT is being held between Indian Navy and Royal Thai Navy from November 18, 2020 to November 20, 2020. INS Karmuk, HTMS Kraburi along with the Dornier maritime aircraft are to participate in the CORPAT. The countries have been holding CORPAT along the International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year since 2005. ..

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Japan and Australia sign Defence Pact to counter China

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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India attended East Asia Summit: Ha Noi Declaration adopted

India was represented by the External Affairs minister S Jaishankar at the East Asia Summit. The summit adopted Ha Noi Declaration. Key highlights The minister expressed concerns over eroding trust in the South China sea region. He also highlighted the importance of adhering to international sea laws and respecting sovereignty and integrity. China claims sovereignty ..

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