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

Indo-Thai CORPAT, Coordinated Patrol held

Published: November 20, 2020

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

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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India attended East Asia Summit: Ha Noi Declaration adopted

Published: November 16, 2020

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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Philippines resumes Oil and Gas Exploration in South China Sea

Published: October 19, 2020

The Government of Philippines is to resume oil exploration in South China Sea. The President of Philippines recently lifted the six-year ban on oil exploration in Palawan Island. Highlights The region where Philippines Government is to resume oil exploration is within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the country according to United Nations Convention on the ..

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Turkey renews talk on sharing resources with Greece

Published: September 3, 2020

Turkey’s Foreign Minister has said that Turkey is in favour of talks with Greece on the resources of Mediterranean Sea. It would lead to the fair sharing of resources in the eastern Mediterranean, where the two countries are locked in a tensed standoff. What is the issue? · Turkey and Greece have overlapping maritime claims ..

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