India to host IOR Defence Ministers’ Conclave

The defence ministers’ conclave of the countries of the Indian Ocean Region will be hosted by India.  The country will host the conclave on February 4 during the Aero India air show in Bengaluru.

Key Points

  • India will be organizing the Indian Ocean Region defence ministers’ conclave amidst the increasing Chinese military assertiveness in the region.
  • Defence Minister will be hosting the conclave during Aero India 2021.
  • This conclave is a part of the initiative promoting discussions in a cooperative and institutional environment that can accelerate prosperity, stability, and peace in the region.
  • The theme of the IOR defence ministers conclave will be ‘Enhanced Peace, Security, and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean’.
  • The conclave will be addressing synergizing the efforts and resources in the Indian Ocean.
  • The Indian Ocean is important for the strategic interests of India and is also considered the backyard of the Indian Navy.

Aero India

Aero India is an air show of India that is held every two years in Bengaluru at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. It is also regarded as the largest aerospace exhibition in Asia. The first edition of Aero India was held in the year 1996. It is organized by Defence Exhibition Organisation (under Defence Ministry). Aero India 2021 will be held in Bengaluru from February 3-7.