India-Algeria Navy Exercise is the first of its kind.
Why it’s in the news: The Indian and Algerian navies collaborated on a first-of-its-kind naval exercise off the coast of Algeria.
Maritime Security in India and Africa:
The African Union’s 2050 Integrated Maritime Strategy
It is made up of comprehensive, concerted, and cohesive long-term multilayered plans of action that will help the AU (African Union) achieve its goals of improving maritime viability for a wealthy Africa.
Maritime Domain Awareness:
India has established a comprehensive information sharing structure to monitor operations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), and attempts have been made to increase African participation in various multilateral frameworks in the IOR.
The Indian Ocean Rim Association
The Indian Ocean Rim Association is an Indian-led project that aims to promote mutually beneficial collaboration and understanding through a consensus-based, evolutionary, and non-intrusive approach.
Maritime Security Infrastructure
Through periodic naval deployments and port visits, India has been gradually boosting its engagements with African navies. In addition, a comprehensive regional marine security infrastructure has been established, with important locations and ongoing operational engagements.
Syllabus: Prelims; GS 3 (Security)