ITALY-INDIA AGREEMENT (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     11th October 2023        
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Context: India and Italy recently signed a defence cooperation agreement to promote cooperation in varied defense domains, including security and defense policy, R&D, and military education.


Defence Corperation

  • Joint Defence Committee: To promote a "structured dialogue" between defense companies in India and Italy.
  • IORA: Italy has also a dialogue partner of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Dialogue Partner since 2019.
  • Italy extended its support to India's increased involvement in international export control regimes, including the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Australia Group, and the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG), in areas such as nuclear, missile, and dual-use technology and substances, thereby reinforcing global non-proliferation initiatives.

Italy

  • Location: Italy, a country in southeastern Europe located for the most part on the Apennine Peninsula.
  • Boundaries: northwest by France

oNortheast by Slovenia 

oThe Italian Peninsula is bounded by the Adriatic Sea in the east, 

othe Sea of Sicily in the south

othe Ionian Sea in the southeast

  • Lakes: Lake Garda near Verona is Italy's largest lake.
  • Mountains: Alps, the world-famous mountain range in the north is partly situated in Italy.
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