Indo-Pacific Current Affairs - 2020

India to attend BRICS meeting on COVID-19

India is to attend BRICS foreign ministers meet by the end of April 2020. The members will discuss economic fallout due to the spread of COVID-19. Highlights The foreign ministers meet of the BRICS grouping is to be conducted through video link. It is essential to conduct more of such meeting as the global economic Read More…

US approves missile sales to India

On April 14, 2020, the United States approved missiles sales to India. They are the Torpedoes lightweight missiles and Harpoon air-launched missiles. The missiles are being sold at 155 million USD Highlights The cost of Harpoon missiles is 92 million USD and that of Torpedoes is 63 million USD. The missiles will help India to Read More…

East Asia Summit on Maritime Cooperation to be held in Chennai

The Ministry of External Affairs is to organize East Asia Summit in Chennai between February 6, 2020 and February 7, 2020. This is the fifth time the conference is being held in India. The first conference was organized in Delhi in 2015, second in Goa in 2016, third in Bhubaneswar in 2018. In 2019, the Read More…

Sahyog-Kaijin-India-Japan joint exercise for Coast Guards

On January 16, 2020, India and Japan took part in a joint exercise called “Sahyog-Kaijin”. The exercise was held between the coastal guards of the countries at Chennai Port. Highlights The Japanese ship Ehigo and 4 ships of Indian Coast Guard participated in the exercise. The coast guards conducted the scenario of capture of a Read More…

India expands Indo-Pacific Policy; includes Gulf and Africa

At the end of the joint Indian Ocean Dialogue held in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister officially announced that India is planning to expand its Indo-Pacific policy. So far, the Indo-Pacific covered Indian Ocean and the Arabian sea. With the expansion, the region will now include Gulf states and Africa. Indo Pacific Indo-Pacific is a Read More…