2nd India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD):
The 2nd India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) was held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
India-Africa Defence Dialogue:
- Theme: Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperation.
- The Gandhinagar Declaration was adopted as an outcome document of IADD 2022.
- It proposes to enhance cooperation in the field of training in all areas of mutual interest by:
- increasing training slots and deputation of training teams,
- empowerment and capability building of the defence forces of Africa,
- participation in exercises, and
- providing humanitarian assistance during natural disasters.
- A volume on India–Africa Defence cooperation was also released.
India–Africa Security Fellowship Programme:
- IADD also encouraged further research of security issues through offer of fellowships to experts from African countries.
- This will be done under the India–Africa Security Fellowship Programme.