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Liaison Officer (LO) at the Navy’s Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR):

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Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

 

Context:

The Netherlands has said that it is interested in posting a Liaison Officer (LO) at the Navy’s Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) for Maritime Domain Awareness and information sharing.

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About IFC-IOR:

  • The IFC-IOR was set up in 2018 to coordinate with regional countries on maritime issues and act as a regional repository of maritime data.
  • It presently has linkages with more than 20 partner countries and multi-national agencies across the globe.
  • It is located in Gurugram, India.

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Roles and functions of a liaison officer:

The liaison officer will be based full-time at the centre, working directly with the Indian armed forces and fellow liaison officers from partner nations to enhance maritime domain awareness in the region.

 

Insta Curious:

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InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. What is IFC- IOR?
  2. What is the Regional Maritime Information Fusion Centre (RMIFC)?
  3. Who established European-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH)?
  4. Locate Persian Gulf and strait of Hormuz.

Mains Link:

Discuss how observer status at the Indian Ocean Commission helps India secure its strategic objectives.

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Sources: the Hindu.