The NB8 visit to India focuses on cooperation and trust

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: India’s relation with other countries

Issue: India’s and Nordic Baltic countries (NB-8)

  • NB8 includes– Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

Global significance of NB-8

  • Advanced outward-looking, innovation-driven economies.
  • Fully integrated into the European Common Market
  • Committed to democracy ,human rights and support rule based international order

NB-8 and India:

  • Cooperation in: innovation, green transition, maritime affairs, health, intellectual property rights, technology, space, and artificial intelligence.
  • steadily increasing Trade and investment.
  • Collaboration to pursue common goals amid geopolitical shifts.
  • The security of the Nordic-Baltic region and the Indo-Pacific is interconnected.
  • joint efforts are necessary to uphold international law and address security threats.
  • NB-8 countries recognize India’s growing global significance.
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