ASEAN

  • Malaysia PM calls PM Modi, sets meeting during Myanmar summit 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a telephonic talk with his Malaysian counterpart Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, during which he greeted him on Malaysia's election to UN Security Council as a non-permanent member and expressed sympathy over the MH-17 and MH-370 air tragedies. During the phone...
  • India keen to enhance cooperation with Vietnam September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India is looking to enhance cooperation with Vietnam in defence, security and political arena as there is immense potential for bilateral engagement between the two nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. The President noted that IndiaVietnam partnership has reached a "high point" and is also beneficial to ASEAN...
  • 2 schools of Nalanda University to commence courses from September August 10, 2014

    The first two Schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution in Bihar with assistance from a number of ASEAN member countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, External Affairs Minister...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEANIndia Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • India to draft 5year plan of action to deepen ties with ASEAN August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar): Seeking deepening of ties with ASEAN, India today said it would soon draft a five year plan of action starting 2016 to take the "trajectories" of common interests with the 10member grouping to a new level and particularly emphasised on improving connectivity in the region to...
  • China tells US to stay out of South China Seas dispute July 15, 2014

    Beijing: China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. Michael Fuchs, US deputy assistant secretary of state for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs,...
  • Mining activities to be legitimate economic activity in Odisha May 12, 2014

    With a large number of mines remaining closed in Odisha due to lack of statutory clearances, both the state and the central governments on Monday resolved to make mining activities in Odisha a legitimate economic activity by complying with all such requirements. This was decided at a highlevel meeting presided over...
  • China tensions top ASEAN summit talks in Myanmar May 11, 2014

    Naypyidaw: Vietnam and the Philippines pushed for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea at a Southeast Asian summit on Sunday that was hosted for the first time by Myanmar, a former pariah state now eager to show off its fragile democratic reforms. A showdown between...
  • Manmohan leaves for Myanmar, his last likely foreign trip as PM March 3, 2014

    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 overcome,"...
  • Indian diplomat writes anthem for SAARC December 3, 2013

    Kathmandu: After the European Union and the ASEAN, eightmember 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 South...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea November 18, 2013

    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 fourday trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for a...
  • Full text: Prime Minister's interview to 'Kompas' newspaper, Indonesia October 11, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a fourday 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 on...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves on 4day visit to Brunei, Indonesia to attend ASEAN summit October 9, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left on a fourday 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 with...
  • SAARC members should put aside differences, says Manish Tewari September 7, 2013

    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 demographic...
  • Antony skips ASEAN meet in Brunei for Food Bill debate August 27, 2013

    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 other...
  • AK Antony decides to skip ASEAN meet due to ongoing parliament session August 26, 2013

    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 pressing...
  • India, US agree to address bilateral issues before Manmohan Singh's visit August 21, 2013

    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 the...
  • John Kerry meets Pakistan PM's Spl Advisor Sartaj Aziz July 3, 2013

    Washington: The US on Tuesday said that Pakistan's continued close cooperation is important to facilitate an Afghanled 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 July 2, 2013

    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 and...
  • Dip in ASEANIndia trade should be wake up call: Khurshid July 2, 2013

    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 10member Southeast Asian bloc should serve as a wakeup call. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, addressing the 11th ASEANIndia...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: Surya Gangadhran on takeaways from Chinese Premier's India visit May 23, 2013

    Surya Gangadharan, International Affairs Editor, CNNIBN says, India figures even below the ASEAN countries in China's Foreign Policy priority list. ...
  • Indo-US ties one of the defining 21st century partnerships, says US March 12, 2013

    Washington: Describing Indo-US relations as one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century, the US on Monday said that it "fervently" supports India's rise. "The President considers US relations with India, the world's largest democracy, to be 'one of the defining partnerships of the twenty-first century'", National Security Adviser...
  • US supports India's role in maintaining regional stability January 1, 2013

    Washington: The US has said it supports India's "critical" role as a leader in maintaining regional stability and both have a common interest in promoting global security and the free flow of global trade and commerce. "We have a shared interest in promoting global security, stability, and economic prosperity through...
  • Southeast Asia looks to India amid tensions with China December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done. The caravan...
  • By road and sea, India to enhance links with ASEAN November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Connectivity is the buzzword in India's relations with the 10member Asean as it rebuilds road and sea links to boost trade and peopletopeople ties with an economically vibrant region. A Trilateral Highway linking Thailand and Myanmar with India called Friendship Road is slowly nearing completion, while a...
  • OMG! What is PM Manmohan Singh wearing at ASEAN? November 20, 2012

    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 IndiaASEAN 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 November 20, 2012

    Phnom Penh: The firstever 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 November 20, 2012

    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 November 20, 2012

    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 10nation grouping citing "enormous opportunities". Contending...
  • New Chinese leadership to give importance to India: Wen November 19, 2012

    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 leadership...