Asia’S Largest Annual Security Forum Shangri-La Dialogue Kicked Off in Singapore [ Current Affairs ]

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Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue is kicked off at Singapore to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific region and it was organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

  • More than 20 Defence Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries will join this three day event including India represented by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Key facts

  • Regional arguments in the South China Sea, North Korea’s military stimulations and Islamist extremism, migration, cybersecurity, counterterrorism and military competition are predictable to control debates this year.
  • The dialogue folds military representatives from world’s most powerful countries to discourse persistent and significant defence and security issues.
  • It also delivers occasions to defence ministers, military chiefs and high-ranking defence officials to grasp bilateral summits on its sidelines.
  • Legislators, academic experts, journalists and business delegates from around the globe will also attend the dialogue.
  • It usually acts as a vehicle for public policy growth and thoughts on defence and security in the Asia-Pacific.

Background

  • The Singaporean government and British think tank the International Institute for Strategic Studies has jointly launched this IISS Asia Security Summit in 2002.
  • And it was named on the location of the meeting, the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore.
  • The participant’s countries are: Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, East Timor, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

- Published on: June 6, 2016