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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains


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Raksha mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, recently attended the 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus organized online at Hanoi, Vietnam that marked the 10th anniversary of ADMM Plus.

The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.

  • ADMM Plus has played an important role in promoting dialogue and engagement towards a pluralistic, cooperative security order in Asia.
  • It has worked on Maritime Security, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Counter-terrorism and Peace Keeping Operations.
  • The role of Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI) in the region also discussed.
  • India called for respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations, peaceful resolutions of disputes through dialogue and adherence to International rules and laws.
  • The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI)

About The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI) :

  • The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI) was first suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 14th East Asian Summit.
  • It is also part of the SAGAR mission to expand and facilitate regional cooperation of India’s maritime neighbors.

Objective of IPOI:

  • The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative’s objective is to strengthen maritime boundaries.
  • It focuses on sustainable use of maritime resources is stressed upon.
  • A partnership between ‘like-minded’ nations is the core principle of the IPOI.
  • It promotes wealth creation, welfare promotion and cooperative strategies.
  • It ensures free trade, good governance & mutual cooperation in the region.


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