Colombo Security Conclave – UPSC Prelims

Colombo Security Conclave:
  • The Colombo Security Conclave is a regional security grouping.
  • It was initially formed in 2011 as a trilateral Indian Ocean maritime security grouping of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. It was revived again in 2021.
  • The Colombo Security Conclave has since expanded both its membership as well as scope.
    • Colombo Security Conclave envisages sharing intelligence and collaborating on the security aspects of marine security, human trafficking, counter-terrorism, and cyber security.
    • The fifth edition saw the induction of Mauritius as a new member and the scope of the conclave has been expanded to include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
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