- September 16, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – IR
Context – U.S., U.K., Australia form new partnership
- a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. (AUKUS) was formed.
- The security grouping AUKUS will focus on advancing strategic interests in the Indo Pacific region
- A central feature of the partnership would involve a trilateral 18-month effort to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines which are quieter, more capable (than their conventional counterparts) and can be deployed for longer periods, needing to surface less frequently.
- The partnership would also involve a new architecture of meetings and engagements between the three countries and also cooperation across emerging technologies (applied AI, quantum technologies and undersea capabilities)