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India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study

May 31, 2016

India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study

More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday. #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #North Korea #Asia-Pacific #Slavery #Walk Free Foundation #Andrew Forrest
India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

Apr 28, 2016

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said new ways of investing and operating were required to tackle five evolving strategic challenges that America is facing even as he termed India as a "new friend" which "deeply appreciated" its engagement in the Asia-Pacific. #China #US #NewsTracker #Asia-Pacific #Defence Secretary #Ashton Carter #islamic-state #IS
A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

Apr 27, 2016

A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

India is projected to dominate the growth in the working-age population in Asia Pacific by 2050, according to a UN report #India #China #Asia-Pacific #Indian Economy #South Asia #UNDP #UN report #working age population
US seeks partnership with India, Asia-Pacific countries to counter China

Apr 15, 2016

US seeks partnership with India, Asia-Pacific countries to counter China

The US seeks a "powerful" quadrilateral partnership with India, Japan and Australia, to boost multilateral security mechanism. #World #India #China #Japan #US #Australia #NewsTracker #Indian Navy #military #Asia-Pacific #US Navy #Quadrilateral partnership
Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific region

Feb 27, 2016

Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific region

If the Asia-Pacific picture wasn’t complicated enough already, Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper (see below) is likely to make matters a whole lot murkier. Aside from a proposed 84 percent increase in its defence budget over the next decade (from $23 billion in 2016-17 to around $42.4 billion by 2025-26), the white paper’s references to the South China Sea are likely to cause ripples in the region — particularly in Beijing #Australia #ConnectTheDots #South China Sea #Asia-Pacific #Defence spending #US Pivot to Asia #Australia-China relations #Asia’s Democratic Security Diamond
China 'seriously concerned' by Australian defense document concerning South China Sea

Feb 26, 2016

China 'seriously concerned' by Australian defense document concerning South China Sea

Chinese officials say they are "seriously concerned" by an Australian strategic evaluation of the South China Sea and warned Australia against compromising the stability of the Asia-Pacific region. #China #US #Australia #NewsTracker #South China Sea #Asia-Pacific
South Korean president wants to hold North Korea talks-- without North Korea

Jan 22, 2016

South Korean president wants to hold North Korea talks-- without North Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday offered a "creative" solution to stalled six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme -- cut Pyongyang from the equation and make them five-party negotiations instead. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Asia #North Korea #Asia-Pacific
Nothing should disrupt Asia-Pacific development, says Chinese President Xi

Nov 18, 2015

Nothing should disrupt Asia-Pacific development, says Chinese President Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Wednesday that Asia-Pacific economies should never allow anything to disrupt the region's development process. #China #US #NewsTracker #Asia-Pacific #APEC #Xi Jinping
Engagement with India key element of Asia-Pacific rebalance: White House

Nov 17, 2015

Engagement with India key element of Asia-Pacific rebalance: White House

The US' engagement with India is an important element of its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the White House has said while welcoming India's positive role in ensuring a stable, peaceful and prosperous region #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Asia-Pacific #rebalance #US-India Joint Strategic Vision