Indo-Pacific Region Current Affairs - 2020

Why India is bringing Indo-Pacific and ASEAN Policies under single Unit?

The Ministry of External Affairs recently announced that it will create a new Oceania Territorial Division having its centre at Australia. The division will integrate ASEAN divisions and the Indo-Pacific under it. Why India integrated the two divisions? China is increasing its influence in the Indian Ocean.  So, it becomes essential for India to seek Read More…

First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue Held Virtually

On September 9, 2020, the first India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue was held virtually with a focus on enhancing the cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region. The dialogue held discussions on economic and geo-strategic challenges and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region in context with Covid-19 particularly. Participants The participants from India, France and Australia were as follows: Harsh Read More…

Indo-Pacific Business Forum to be held in Hanoi

The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam capital between October 28, 2020 and October 29, 2020. The forum is to be sponsored by US-ASEAN Business Council, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, US Chamber of Commerce and Government of Vietnam. Highlights The forum aims to provide a free and Read More…

Germany launches Indo-Pacific Strategy

The current European Union President and the largest economy of Europe, Germany launched Indo-Pacific strategy. It was launched with India. Highlights The strategy has several indirect references to Chinese behaviour in the Indo-Pacific region. Germany has also suggested to play a key role in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Read More…

Australia, Japan and India meet on Supply Chain Resilience

On September 1, 2020, Australia, India and Japan held a ministerial video conference. The meeting reaffirmed free, inclusive, transparent, non-discriminatory and stable trade to keep their markets open. Highlights India was represented by the Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal. India’s views on the initiative India believes that Australia, India and Japan are the crucial players Read More…