India and Indonesia


  • Recently, the Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and the Republic of Indonesia has been held in Delhi.

Key Takeaways for Mains:

  • Defense industries and technology sharing
  • Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
  • Maritime security cooperation(possible export of BrahMos cruise missile)

Back to Basics

India and Indonesia Relations:

  • Both countries are members of G20, the Non-Aligned Movement(NAM), East Asia Summit and the United Nations.
  • shared vision on maritime cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • recognize the threat of extremism and terrorism
  • India is working with Indonesia to strengthen the ties in the areas of defence, security, connectivity, trade and investment and people-to-people exchanges.
  • Indonesia has emerged as the second largest trading partner of India in the ASEANregion.
  • India is the second largest buyer of coal and crude palm oilfrom Indonesia and imports minerals, rubber, pulp and paper and hydrocarbons reserves.
  • Have a defence cooperation agreement in 2018
  • The Strait of Malacca– waterway connecting the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean) and the South China Sea (Pacific Ocean) – runs between the Indonesian island of Sumatra to the West and peninsular (west) Malaysia and extreme southern Thailand to the east.
  • Exercise Samudra Shakti– Bilateral Maritime
  • Garuda ShaktiJoint Military Exercise

Source: TH

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