India–Africa Defence Dialogue
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
In News: India has proposed to institutionalise the India Africa Defence Dialogue during successive DefExpos to be held once every two years.
- Institutionalisation of the India Africa Defence Dialogue will help building on the existing partnerships between African countries & India and to explore new areas of convergence for mutual engagements including areas like capacity building, training, cyber security, maritime security and counter terrorism.
- Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses to be knowledge partner
- Raksha Mantri to host Defence Ministers of African nations in next India–Africa Defence Dialogue on sidelines of DefExpo 2022
Background: India and Africa share a close and historical relationship. The foundation of India–Africa defence relations are based on the two guiding principles namely ‘SAGAR’, Security and Growth for All in the Region’ and ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, The World is One Family.
Note: ‘Lucknow Declaration’: A Joint Declaration between India and Africa was adopted after conclusion of first-ever India Africa Defence Ministers Conclave (IADMC)
News Source: PIB