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.
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