ASEAN

  • Manmohan leaves for Myanmar, his last likely foreign trip as PM 03-03-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for Myanmar on Monday to attend the BIMSTEC Summit, making a strong push for intensifying collective efforts to combat security challenges and enhancing connectivity and trade in the region. "Security challenges both natural and man-made, require our collective vision and determination to be...
  • Indian diplomat writes anthem for SAARC 03-12-2013 07:22 PM

    Kathmandu: After the European Union and the ASEAN, eight-member SAARC could soon have an anthem after an Indian diplomat here penned a song for the grouping to foster deeper regional consciousness. Abhay Kumar, first secretary, Press, Information and Communication, Indian Embassy, has taken the initiative to write the first ever...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea 18-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Vietnam, on Monday, appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area. General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a four-day trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for...
  • Full text: Prime Minister's interview to 'Kompas' newspaper, Indonesia 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a four-day visit to Brunei and Indonesia said that Indonesia is one of India's most important partners in the neighbourhood and a "key constituent of India's Look East Policy". During his visit, he is scheduled to attend the ASEAN summit and hold talks...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves on 4-day visit to Brunei, Indonesia to attend ASEAN summit 09-10-2013 10:43 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left on a four-day visit to Brunei and Indonesia during which he will attend ASEAN summit and hold talks on crucial bilateral and regional issues, including ways to enhance economic cooperation. Ahead of his departure, Singh said his visits "will further intensify our engagement...
  • SAARC members should put aside differences, says Manish Tewari 07-09-2013 03:40 PM

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Saturday said members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should put aside their "little differences" to reap dividends. He said the members would benefit politically and also strengthen their economies if they could leave their differences behind for they had...
  • Antony skips ASEAN meet in Brunei for Food Bill debate 27-08-2013 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus starting in Brunei on Wednesday. The Defence Ministry took the decision in view of the ongoing Parliament session and...
  • AK Antony decides to skip ASEAN meet due to ongoing parliament session 26-08-2013 07:05 PM

    In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Defence Minister A K Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day 'ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus' starting in Brunei from Tuesday. The Defence Ministry took the decision in view of the ongoing Parliament session and other...
  • India, US agree to address bilateral issues before Manmohan Singh's visit 21-08-2013 08:31 PM

    India and the US on Wednesday agreed to address their outstanding bilateral issues related to trade and investment before the September visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States. The US Trade Representative Michael Froman and India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met on the sidelines of...
  • John Kerry meets Pakistan PM's Spl Advisor Sartaj Aziz 03-07-2013 02:48 AM

    Washington: The US on Tuesday said that Pakistan's continued close cooperation is important to facilitate an Afghan-led peace process. Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistan Prime Minister's Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met in Brunei on the sidelines of ASEAN Regional Forum meeting and discussed Pakistan's plan...
  • Khurshid meets Pak PM's Spl Advisor Sartaj Aziz at ASEAN summit 02-07-2013 07:56 AM

    Brunei: External Affairs Minister of India Salman Khurshid on Tuesday morning met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit. The meeting between the two lasted for about 20 minutes. This is the first high level dialogue between Pakistan...
  • Dip in ASEAN-India trade should be wake up call: Khurshid 02-07-2013 05:08 AM

    Brunei: India said on Monday its trade relations with ASEAN have witnessed impressive growth - 10 times in 10 years - but a slight decline in bilateral trade in 2012 with the 10-member Southeast Asian bloc should serve as a wake-up call. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, addressing the 11th...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: Surya Gangadhran on takeaways from Chinese Premier's India visit 23-05-2013 03:26 PM

    Surya Gangadharan, International Affairs Editor, CNN-IBN says, India figures even below the ASEAN countries in China's Foreign Policy priority list. ...
  • OMG! What is PM Manmohan Singh wearing at ASEAN? 20-11-2012 12:09 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard pose for a group photo at the Gala Dinner hosted by Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen ahead of 10th India-ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (2R), US President Barack Obama (L) with others Head of States...
  • First ASEAN global dialogue kicks off in Cambodia 20-11-2012 11:15 AM

    Phnom Penh: The first-ever ASEAN global dialogue was held here Tuesday, focusing on global challenges, particularly economic and financial issues. The dialogue, held back to back with the 21st ASEAN Summit and related Summit, was attended by the leaders or representatives of East Asia Summit and the heads or representatives...
  • Watch: Obama, Manmohan in traditional Cambodian attire 20-11-2012 10:08 AM

    Ahead of the ASEAN summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President Barack Obama briefly. They were dressed in the traditional local attire for a photo session. ...
  • India to sign investment, services FTA with ASEAN 20-11-2012 09:47 AM

    Phnom Penh: PM Manmohan Singh on Monday announced that India is ready to conclude the delayed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in services and investment with ASEAN by next month that will provide a "springboard" for rapid expansion in ties, as he invited investments from the 10-nation grouping citing "enormous opportunities"....
  • New Chinese leadership to give importance to India: Wen 19-11-2012 05:22 PM

    Phnom Penh: China's new leadership will accord great importance to relations with India, outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during a meeting on Monday. Wen said he cherished working with Singh over the last eight years during which they met 14 times. The new Chinese...
  • ASEAN Summit: PM eyes bilateral talks with China, Malaysia 19-11-2012 10:32 AM

    The ASEAN Summit begins in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday. Prime minister Manmohan Singh is expected to hold bilateral talks with China and Malaysia. ...
  • PM arrives in Cambodia to attend ASEAN Summit 18-11-2012 02:29 PM

    Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in the Cambodian capital on Sunday to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits which will provide an opportunity for India to enhance its economic cooperation with the region amid lingering financial crisis in the western world. Singh is here for three days...
  • ASEAN-India Summit will take relations to a new level: PM 18-11-2012 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday the ASEAN-India summit in Phnom Penh would help to take relations with the 10-member bloc to a new level. In his departure statement before leaving for Cambodia to attend the 10th ASEAN-India Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit, the prime...
  • PM leaves for Cambodia to attend 10th ASEAN Summit 18-11-2012 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on Sunday morning for the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh where he is to attend two regional summits. The November 18-20 visit is to attend the 10th ASEAN-India Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit. The prime minister is accompanied by Foreign Secretary...
  • Indian and Myanmar: A forgotten relationship

    Sky Soldier |  Wing Commander Abdul Nasir Hanfee
    Dr Manmohan Singh will be the first Indian Prime Minister in last 25 years to visit one of our most important neighboring countries, Myanmar. The...

  • Obama, Chinese premier discuss economic topics 19-11-2011 02:27 PM

    Bali: President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao conferred on Saturday in a surprise meeting on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, focusing on the economic matters that have prompted disputes between the two major world powers. The session was not a formally planned moment of diplomacy but...
  • Bali: Singh, Julia to discuss uranium sale issue 19-11-2011 12:09 PM

    Bali: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Saturday made it clear that she would take forward her proposal to lift ban on uranium sale to India as she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali. Singh and Julia, who are in Bali to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits,...