Indo-Pacific Wing Set up in the Foreign Office

Published on April 17, 2019
The Ministry of External Affairs has set up an Indo-Pacific Wing in the foreign office.
Indo-Pacific Wing Set up in the Foreign Office

Details:

  • The Indo-Pacific division is intended to give a coherent architecture to the Indo-Pacific policy articulated by PM Narendra Modi at the Shangri-La Dialogue in 2018.
  • Setting up of this special wing or division makes a strong strategic statement.

About the Indo-Pacific Wing or Indo-Pacific Division:

  • The Indo-Pacific Wing is currently headed by joint secretary Vikram Doraiswami.
  • The Indo-Pacific Wing is a big step by the Government and it is expected to give thrust to the Indo-Pacific centred policymaking.
  • The Indo-Pacific Wing integrates the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), ASEAN region and the Quad.

One must know:

  • The Indo-Pacific diplomacy of India has repeatedly placed ASEAN at the centre of its policy.
  • Even the US has recently renamed its Pacific Command to the Indo-Pacific Command as it seeks to give teeth to its Indo-Pacific policy.

Question:

Q. Which new wing has been set up in the foreign office by the Ministry of External Affairs?
a. Indo-China Wing
b. Indo-Atlantic Wing
c. Indo-Pacific Wing
d. Indo-Japan Wing

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