What’s in the news?
- India and the United Kingdom held their inaugural ‘2+2’ foreign and defence dialogue recently, looking to ramp up defence, security and trade ties.
- The two sides are currently also engaged in discussions to iron out the remaining differences over a free trade agreement that they hope to finalise soon.
- Reaffirming mutual commitment to maritime freedom, India and the U.K. discussed the situation in the Indo-Paciﬁc region.
- The two sides also discussed possibilities for further collaboration in trade and investment, defence, critical and emerging technologies, civil aviation, health, energy, and strengthening peoples connect.