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Australia seeks to revitalize Indo-Pacific ties

 Gs Paper-2

Syllabus: Regional grouping involving India, Indo-Pacific region

 

Context:

  • India is one of Australia’s Closest security partners and the government is focused on revitalizing Australia’s Historically deep engagement with our partners across the Indo-Pacific, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Australia ahead of visit to India.
  • This is the first high-level visit from Australia after the formation of a new government.

 

Current Affairs

 

 

India-Australia Defense cooperation:

  • An MoU on Defense Cooperation has been signed as well as a Joint Declaration on Security Co-operation.
  • There are frequent exchanges of visits including at the level of Service Chiefs, regular Naval, Air Force, and Army Talks; joint naval exercises; regular exchanges at each other’s training institutes and seminars.
  • The India-Australia defence relationship now encompasses almost every major function of the military:
  1. Strategic dialogues, coordination, and information exchanges.
  2. Military exercises involving ground, air, and maritime forces.
  3. Exchanges and training.
  4. Defense scientific and technological cooperation.

 

Insta Links

To read about indo Pacific:click on the link

To read about India Australia relations: click on the link

 

Practice Question

Q. Which of the following Islands is/are part of the Pacific Ocean?

  1. Solomon Islands
  2. Vanuatu
  3. Marshall Islands
  4. Savage Islands

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a. 1, 2 and 3 only

b. 2, 3 and 4 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Ans: (a)

Q. Australia forms an important partner for India in the Indo-Pacific region. Comment. (10M)

Source: The Hindu