EU as a global security provider – working with India on maritime security

Maritime security is a priority for the EU as the world's largest trading bloc and as a global security provider. India is an important partner for the EU and the recently adopted India Strategy seeks to further strengthen and expand this partnership. Against this background, a French military vessel visited the port of Mumbai and hosted a group of EU military representatives on 24 January to promote the EU's role in fighting piracy and in contributing to maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean.The port call was conducted by the French anti-aircraft destroyer FS Cassard. A delegation of European Union military representatives visited India for the first time on this occasion and met their Indian counterparts in Mumbai and New Delhi. They discussed military developments and defence cooperation, with the common interest of promoting maritime security in the Indian Ocean as a particular focus......................


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