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2nd India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD)

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.