In a delicate diplomatic balancing act, India has upgraded its economic and developmental cooperation with Myanmar, but played it safe on the alleged persecution of Rohingya minority in the Southeast Asian state.Read More
With Rohingya militants targeting Myanmarese security forces, India has voiced “serious concerns,” and rallied to the support of the Myanmarese government at this “challenging moment”. New Delhi’s expression of support …Read More
Three days in Myanmar and over a dozen meetings – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems be on a major diplomatic swing. The prime ministers of the two Asian giants met for the first time in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, November 13, with China’s Premier Li Keqiang saying he was looking forward to the Indian leader’s maiden visit to his country.Read More
NAY PYI TAW: In their first meeting in Myanmar’s capital, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar’s iconic pro-democracy leader smiled radiantly, and happily posed for photographs. The two met …Read More
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is beginning his three-country tour on Tuesday. His first stop is Myanmar, where he will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits (EAS) …Read More
Act East. It’s the flowering of the Asian Dream, and India’s burgeoning relations with the 10-nation ASEAN grouping are at the heart of this unfolding Asian resurgence. This win-win synergy and chemistry between India and ASEAN, home to economic vibrancy, innovation and enterprise, will be encapsulated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden trip to Myanmar November 11-14 to attend his first India-ASEAN summit and the 18-nation East Asia Summit.
Commerce, Culture and Creativity are the three pillars of India’s robust engagement with ASEAN. In the economic arena, the India-ASEAN relations are poised to scale new frontiers.
Under the new leadership in Delhi, India’s Look East policy has morphed into a proactive Act East policy, which envisages accelerated across-the-board engagement between the two growth poles of a vibrant Asia. This has been reflected in a spate of two-way visits in the first few months of the Modi government.
Looking ahead, the two sides will be exchanging notes on the next steps in their partnership in the form of the 2015-2020 action plan, which is expected to be firmed up and unveiled at the India-ASEAN summit next year.