Collective Security Treaty Organisation:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India.   Context: The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has marked its 30th year, at anniversary summit hosted by Moscow recently.   About Collective Security Treaty Organization: It is an intergovernmental military alliance (six countries) that came into effect in 2002. Its origin …

BRICS Countries:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions.   Context: India has agreed to attend a virtual summit of leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa grouping, likely to be held at the end of June. India hosted last year’s BRICS summit, which was also held virtually, and attended by the five leaders. This is the first …

Quad:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Experts have said that increasing both the Quad’s membership and influence can serve as the basis of the Biden administration’s strategy to check China’s maximalist ambitions in Asia. For this, experts suggested inviting South Korea to join the Quadrilateral Security …

BRICS:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions.   Context: Leading media groups from the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have put together a three-month long training programme for journalists. The programme was an initiative of the BRICS Media Forum.   About the BRICS Media Forum: The Forum was established …

What is Quad?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: With China and Russia coming closer, the US has planned to “enhance cooperation, engagement, strategic and economic ties” with its Quad partners.   Focus areas: To further bolster ties between their countries at all levels of government while finding …

Collective Security Treaty Organisation:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India.   Context: The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) has dispatched troops to help quell mounting unrest in Kazakhstan as the police said dozens were killed trying to storm government buildings.   What’s happening in Kazakhstan? Long seen as one the most …

Collective Security Treaty Organization:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India.   Context: The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) is planning to hold large military drills in Tajikistan next month, amid what it described as a deteriorating situation in neighbouring Afghanistan.   Implications and rationale behind this: Tajikistan is the only country out …

What is Quad?

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: US President Joe Biden will be hosting the first in-person meeting of the Quad countries on September 24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga will be present at the meeting. At the meeting, …

The Relevance of QUAD:

GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday while stating that unexpected Paradigm shifts affects countries globally that the Quadrilateral grouping has been constituted keeping these things in mind. Facts for prelims: The quadrilateral security dialogue …