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Defence alliance, AUKUS

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  • November 23, 2021
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Defence alliance, AUKUS

Part of: Prelims and GS-II – International relations and GS-III- Defence and security

Context Australia, USA and UK recently Signed an agreement allowing the exchange of sensitive “naval nuclear propulsion information” between their nations under AUKUS alliance.

Key takeaways 

  • It is the first agreement on the technology to be signed since formation of the alliance.
    • AUKUS was particularly formed to confront strategic tensions in the Pacific where China-US rivalry is growing.
  • The deal will help Australia to complete an 18-month study into submarine procurement.

About AUKUS deal

  • Under the AUKUS deal, Australia would obtain eight state-of-the-art, nuclear-powered but conventionally armed submarines capable of stealthy, long-range missions.

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