U.S China tussle, warships in the Indian Ocean dominate IOC conference

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: Agreements involving India and /or affecting India’s Interest.

Issue: Indian Ocean Conference


The External Affairs Minister of India attended the 7th Indian Ocean Conference in Perth, Australia.

About IOC:

  • The Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) is a flagship consultative forum of the Indian Ocean countries to deliberate on the regional cooperation for Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).
  • Started in 2016, the conference, organized annually by the Ministry of External Affairs and the India Foundation.
  • The theme of the 7th conference was ‘Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean’.
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