Published on: September 18, 2021



What is in news : US administration has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific. Security partnership was done between Australia, United Kingdom and United States. This security grouping called AUKUS

Aim : focus towards advancing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region.

Features of the partnership

  • The central feature of this partnership comprises of a trilateral 18-month effort in order to help Australia in acquiring nuclear powered submarines which are quieter, more capable as compared to their conventional counterparts.
  • Such submarines can be deployed for longer periods and needing to surface less frequently.
  • These are nuclear powered submarines and not armed with nuclear weapons.
  • AUKUS will also involve a new architecture of meeting and engagements between three countries.
  • It also involves the cooperation across emerging technologies like AI, quantum technologies as well as undersea capabilities.