Foreign Policy Watch: India-ASEAN

At Changi base, a naval honour for PM Modi


Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional & global groupings & agreements involving India &/or affecting India’s interests

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Changi Naval Base, INS Satpura

Mains level: India’s partnerships with various nations in Indian and Pacific ocean regions to counter Chinese growing footprints

Visit to Changi base

  1. PM Modi visited the Changi Naval Base in Singapore
  2. He also interacted with the officers and sailors on board the Indian Navy’s Shivalik class stealth frigate INS Satpura

Importance of the visit

  1. India and Singapore have signed implementation agreement between their Navies concerning mutual coordination, logistics and services support for naval ships, submarines and naval aircraft (including ship-borne aviation assets) visits
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