Defense Minister Rajnath Singh co-chaired the first India-ASEAN Defense Ministers’ meeting in Cambodia.
The maiden India-ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting was held on 22nd November at Siem Riep, Cambodia to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of India-ASEAN relations in 2022.
This year has been designated as the ASEAN-India Friendship Year.
The meeting was co-chaired by Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Cambodia, General Tea Banh.
One of the programs proposed by the Defense Minister is the ‘India-ASEAN Initiative for Women in UN Peacekeeping Operations’
The second initiative announced by Shri Rajnath Singh was ‘India-ASEAN Initiative on Marine Plastic Pollution’ which includes channelising of the energy of the youth towards addressing the critical issue of marine pollution.