- 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 Shakti– Joint Military Exercise