In a boost to India’s Act East policy, Myanmar has formally become a full member of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) programme of Asian Development Bank (ADB), becoming the …Read More
With an emphasis on the need for India to work as a reliable partner with Papua New Guinea, President Pranab Mukherjee, on a visit to the largest Pacific island nation, …Read More
India’s multi-faceted ties with the 10-nation ASEAN are set to acquire renewed energy and momentum as the two growth zones, home to around 1.8 billion people, gear up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India relations in 2017.Read More
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Showcasing the India growth opportunity, Vice-President Hamid Ansari pitched for transformation of India-Brunei relations and stressed that the government’s scheme like Make in India has opened new …Read More
India’s Act East policy is poised to acquire a greater strategic orientation, with Asia’s second largest economy set to sign its first defence pact with the oil-rich state of Brunei, which is increasingly looking at New Delhi as a balancer in the region.Read More
Act East, and make the Asian dream flower forth. Animated by India’s growing stakes in the Southeast Asia region, Vice-President Hamid Ansari heads to Thailand and Brunei this week to provide a fresh ballast to the country’s Act East policy and to intensify multifarious relations with two of India’s ASEAN partner countries.Read More
The Indian Navy has decided to showcase its capabilities along with the navies of 46 other countries at one of its largest international events, the International Fleet Review (IFR), to …Read More
India’s Act East policy is not simply strategy and business. Taking a long-range view, New Delhi is planning to pitch multifarious cultural linkages to the fore as it moves to transform and reinvigorate this crucial relationship.
Ahead of the next India-ASEAN summit in Malaysia, India has underlined the importance of bolstering cultural linkages to impart a greater resonance to its burgeoning relationship with this enterprising and vibrant region.
Speaking at an international conference on “ASEAN-India Cultural Links: Historical and Contemporary Dimensions” in New Delhi on July 23, Mr Anil Wadhwa, India’s seniormost diplomat handling the region, spoke about ancient cultural linkages that bind India and Southeast Asia.
“India and ASEAN are today at the threshold of a qualitatively more substantive and reinvigorated relationship. As we work to give shape to our Plan of Action for the period 2016 to 2021, setting new goals to move the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership forward, we not only aim to strengthen the third pillar of our engagement, i.e. the socio-cultural pillar, but also wish to bring it to the forefront of our relationship.”Read More