India, US to Implement HOSTAC to Strengthen Maritime Security

To strengthen maritime security, India and the United States have agreed to implement the program for Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC).

A decision in this regard was taken by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her US Counterpart Jim Mattis during their meeting in Philippines on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus. They “agreed on the importance of a rules-based international order” in which all nations are able to prosper, and the “need to work together” against the common threat of terrorism.
Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS RRB Mains Exam-
  • Jim Mattis had travelled to India in September 2017.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman is also a member of the Rajya Sabha for Karnataka.
  • She is the second female Defence Minister of India.

Source- The Times of India

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