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Modi meets Suu Kyi, Vietnamese PM; discusses bilateral, regional issues

After the meeting between Modi and the Myanmarese leader, external affairs ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “The two leaders had a productive discussion on intensifying bilateral cooperation, including follow up on key decisions taken during PM’s visit to Myanmar in September 2017.”Keep reading ...

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China and India’s shared pathway to great power

With both countries displaying world-leading economic prowess, along with mounting military expenditures, as well as their increasingly heard – and sought after – diplomatic voices, China and India are determinedly on the rise within international affairs. Their collective ascent is a fundamental element within contemporary ...

Environmentalists, solar sector see hope in treaty

A new treaty signed by Cambodia’s delegation to the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh aims to bolster the country’s nascent solar energy industry, though some say substantial outside assistance is needed for solar to take off. On the sidelines of the conference on Tuesday, Environment ...

State counsellor addresses Rakhine attacks while in India

“We as a nation are struggling to make the democratic culture take root,” State Counsellor Daw Aung Suu Kyi told reporters after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19. The state counsellor was on her first official visit to New Delhi where she attended ...

PM Lee hails new partnership with old friend Australia in address to parliament

The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreement finalised in May this year will take the relationship between Singapore and Australia one step forward and will “cement our partnership for many years to come”, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told the Australian parliament on October 12. Mr Lee ...

PM Modi proposes joint task force on extension of India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8 proposed a joint task force on connectivity to work on extension of India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, while also proposing to enhance the ASEAN-India Fund with an additional grant of US $ 50 million.  Speaking at ...

India gives Vietnam $680 million for defence spending

India said on September 3 it is giving Vietnam US$500 million in credit to boost defence ties, the latest security deal between the two nations seeking to counter Beijing’s muscle-flexing in the South China Sea. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement during a visit ...

India to complete Myanmar, Thailand highway by 2020

An ambitious three-nation highway that will connect India with Thailand through Myanmar is a central plank of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East policy, which seeks to boost trade and connectivity with Southeast Asia. The 3,200km project conceived in 2002 came up for discussion when Modi ...

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