It is India’s first step towards greater engagement with the region, which is important from geostrategic and economic standpoint.It will help India in countering the growing Chinese influence in the pacific oceanic region.In FIPIC meeting the nations will ink agreements in various potential areas such as: agriculture, fisheries, food processing, solar energy, e-networks for coordination in tele-education
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research (also known as CERN) is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. CERN in French stands for ‘Conseil Européen pour la Recherché Nucléaire’.
It has 22 member states. Israel is the first and only non-European country with full membership status.
Located at Switzerland
Established in 1954.
Main function: To provide the infrastructure needed for high energy physics research including particle accelerators.
India have observer status in CERN programmes.