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Solar STAR-C initiative

 

 Source: LM

 

Context: India is considering expanding its solar STAR-C initiative, operated by the International Solar Alliance, to several Pacific Island nations as part of its diplomatic outreach in the region.

  • The move comes amid increased outreach by China in the region, prompting traditional heavyweights like Australia and the Quad nations (US, Japan, Australia, and India) to place greater emphasis on engaging with Pacific Island countries to address shared challenges.