Q. With reference to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), consider the following statements:
1.The aim of the organisation is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means
2.The organisation is established based on Washington Treaty
3.It is headquartered in New York.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] .1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Recently, the NATO Summit was held recently in Brussels. During the summit, countries agreed to step up their collective defence against threats from all directions.

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) also called North Atlantic Alliance is an intergovernmental military alliance.
  • Formed in: NATO was formed in 1949 with the signing of the Washington Treaty.
  • Members: It consists of 30 countries from North America and Europe.
    • The most recent member state is North Macedonia, included in NATO in 2020.
  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • The mandate of NATO: NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means