ADMM-PLUS (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     17th November 2023        
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Context: The Defence Minister of India recently attended the 10th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting - Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Jakarta, Indonesia.


  • About: In 2007, during the 2nd ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) in Singapore, a resolution was adopted to establish the ADMM-Plus. 
  • The inaugural ADMM-Plus took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2010.
  • Areas of cooperation: Maritime security, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping operations and military medicine.
  • Membership: Ten ASEAN Member States (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia) and 8 Plus countries, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and the United States.
  • 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) Plus:  Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • Established: In 1967, by the Bangkok Declaration.
  • Type:  A political and economic union of 10 member statesin Southeast Asia.
  • Members: Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
  • Objective: It promotes inter-governmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and socio-cultural integration between its members and countries in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Secretariat: Jakarta, Indonesia.
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