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India-Philippines Relations UPSC NOTE


India-Philippines Relations

  • The Foreign Ministers of India and the Philippines met at the fifth meeting of the Philippines-India Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation, in New Delhi, on June 29.

Maritime Security:

  • Boosting cooperation between the Coast Guards of the two countries.

  • Acquisition of naval assets by Manila under a concessional line of credit from Delhi.

India-Philippines Relations

Maritime Security:

  • Expansion of training and joint exercises on maritime security and disaster responses, and commencing a maritime dialogue.

Defense Cooperation:

  • The decision to open the resident defence attaché office in Manila.

  • Regular or upgraded official-level interaction among defense agencies.

Cyber Security Cooperation: 

  • Anti-terrorism measures and intelligence exchange. 

India-Philippines Relations

Cyber Security Cooperation: 

  • Both countries explored avenues for collaboration in cyber security, artificial intelligence, and space cooperation.

Multilateral issues - South China Sea:

  • The Philippines had instituted an arbitration proceeding against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration under UNCLOS on January 22, 2013. 

  • The court ruled in favour of Philippines on July 12, 2016.

  • But the court ruling was rejected by China, which had called it “null and void.” 

  • India called for adherence to the 2016 arbitration decision in favour of the Philippines, which has been rejected by China.

Political Relations:

  • India and the Philippines are two democratic countries in the Indo-Pacific region that share common approach towards the Indo-Pacific, emphasizing the importance of a free, open, and stable region.

  • When India launched Look East Policy and intensified partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1992, it also resulted in intensified relations with the Philippines both bilaterally and in the regional context.

  • With the Act East Policy (2014), the relationship with the Philippines has diversified further into political-security; trade and industry, etc.

Economic Relations:

  • India is currently the Philippines' fifteenth largest trading partner, with trade worth approximately USD 3 billion in the 2022.

  • Also, Philippines has been a net importer in goods trade with India.



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India-Philippines Relations UPSC NOTE
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