Nato Plus : Including India
A US Congressional Committee recently recommended strengthening Nato Plus by including India in the five-member grouping.
- Nato Plus is a grouping of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and five countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, and South Korea.
- The group works toward boosting global defence cooperation.
- India would gain access to seamless intelligence sharing between these countries.
- India would get access to the latest military technology without much of a time lag.
- It would further strengthen India’s defence partnership with the United States.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
- It is a transatlantic alliance of 31 like-minded North American and European countries.
- It was established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also called the Washington Treaty) on April 4, 1949.
- Aim is to protect peace and to guarantee the territorial integrity, political independence and security of the member states.