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Cocos (Keeling) Islands



Source: TH

 Recently, an Indian Navy Dornier maritime patrol aircraft and an Indian Air Force C-130 transport aircraft visited Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI), enhancing the strategic reach and military interoperability between India and Australia.

India and Australia signed a Mutual Logistics Support agreement in 2020, and the two Navies signed the ‘Joint Guidance for the India – Australia Navy to Navy Relationship’ document in August 2021.

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are a remote territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean, approximately 3,000 km northwest of Perth in Western Australia, and comprise two coral atolls made up of 27 smaller islands.