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Singapore is an important pillar of India’s ‘Act East’ policy: PM Modi
India

Singapore is an important pillar of India’s ‘Act East’ policy: PM Modi

The ‘Act East Policy’ focuses on India’s extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region. Its objective is to promote economic cooperation, cultural ties and develop strategic relationships with countries in the Asia-Pacific region through continuous engagement at multilateral levels

Seamless causeways in North East: The Indo-Japanese way
India

Seamless causeways in North East: The Indo-Japanese way

Japan is closely involved in the infrastructural development of the North East. But to make it a grand success, India has to defeat inhospitable terrain, overcome odds and oust apprehensions of sinister Chinese territorial design for the region

India-Vietnam defence ties get a major push: Decoding why Rajnath Singh’s Hanoi visit was so important
India

India-Vietnam defence ties get a major push: Decoding why Rajnath Singh’s Hanoi visit was so important

Vietnam is an important player in India’s Act East policy and also its Indo-Pacific vision

North by North East: Why it’s time for India to move beyond its ‘Look East’ policy to actually ‘Go East’
India

North by North East: Why it’s time for India to move beyond its ‘Look East’ policy to actually ‘Go East’

Unless the road from Manipur — the gateway to South East Asia — could thoroughfare the present ‘killing fields’ of Myanmar and into places such as Mandalay and beyond, there can be no talk of ‘Going East’

In Myanmar, the fate of major Indian projects hangs in balance
India

In Myanmar, the fate of major Indian projects hangs in balance

These projects are regarded as vital components of India’s Act East Policy aimed at forging closer ties with the Asia-Pacific region

Why India and Vietnam need to further intensify their strategic relationship
World

Why India and Vietnam need to further intensify their strategic relationship

Vietnam is a neighbour of China and like India has strategic problems in the South China Sea with China

Tablighi Jamaat case and Indonesia: How India's domestic politics is adversely affecting its foreign policy agenda
World

Tablighi Jamaat case and Indonesia: How India's domestic politics is adversely affecting its foreign policy agenda

India's domestic political situation has the potential to create a major foreign policy turmoil in the coming years especially from the least expected corners such as Indonesia and the ASEAN. If that happens, New Delhi may bid adieu to its eastward ambitions.

North East India will be gateway to Southeast Asia, says Narendra Modi in address to Indian diaspora in Thailand ahead of RCEP summit
World

North East India will be gateway to Southeast Asia, says Narendra Modi in address to Indian diaspora in Thailand ahead of RCEP summit

North East India is being developed as a gateway to Southeast Asia under Central government's Act East Policy (AEP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday while addressing an event in Thailand

Mutually beneficial RCEP trade deal in India's interest, have put forward 'reasonable proposals', Narendra Modi tells Bangkok newspaper
India

Mutually beneficial RCEP trade deal in India's interest, have put forward 'reasonable proposals', Narendra Modi tells Bangkok newspaper

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is 'clear' that a mutually beneficial RCEP, in which all sides gain reasonably, is in interests of the country and of all nations involved in the negotiation

Narendra Modi embarks on three-day Thailand visit for ASEAN Summit, other multilateral events; says will ensure India's interests protected in RCEP
India

Narendra Modi embarks on three-day Thailand visit for ASEAN Summit, other multilateral events; says will ensure India's interests protected in RCEP

The prime minister said he will be reviewing with ASEAN partners, India cooperative activities, and examining plans for strengthening ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms, enhancing connectivity (sea, land, air, digital and people-to-people), deepening economic partnerships, and expanding maritime cooperation.

Sarbananda Sonowal urges North Eastern Council to play important role in implementation of ‘Act East Policy’
India

Sarbananda Sonowal urges North Eastern Council to play important role in implementation of ‘Act East Policy’

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday urged the North Eastern Council (NEC) to play an important role in the implementation of the ‘Act East Policy’ with focus on issues relating to trade, investment, tourism and connectivity.

Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away
World

Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away

Swaraj — who was also the most followed foreign minister in the world — took several path-breaking measures during her term, such as the expansion of the passport infrastructure and the enhanced engagement with the Look East policy.

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi must stave off Chinese influence on Myanmar through trade, development assistance
World

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi must stave off Chinese influence on Myanmar through trade, development assistance

The Modi government has much to look forward to in Myanmar, largely based on the significant amount of work it has already accomplished.

India doesn’t really want to get into talks with Pakistan; it’s looking beyond, to engage with the region as a whole
India

India doesn’t really want to get into talks with Pakistan; it’s looking beyond, to engage with the region as a whole

S Jaishankar left no space for doubt that regional connectivity will form a big part of the foreign policy of NDA-II

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar faces trial by fire in dealing with Donald Trump's curveball on preferential trade status
India

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar faces trial by fire in dealing with Donald Trump's curveball on preferential trade status

S Jaishankar must now not only dig deep into his bag of experience and expertise but also involve other government departments.

S Jaishankar's appointment as foreign minister reveals Narendra Modi's mindset on trust, acumen and leadership
Politics

S Jaishankar's appointment as foreign minister reveals Narendra Modi's mindset on trust, acumen and leadership

There is a dovetailing of vision between India's new foreign minister S Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra when it comes to shaping India’s destiny as a leading power and projection of that power in a bipolar Asia

In Narendra Modi government's second innings, India's Act East Policy all set to take on a military colour
India

In Narendra Modi government's second innings, India's Act East Policy all set to take on a military colour

Returned to the saddle earlier this month with a massive mandate, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's second innings is starting off with the according of primacy to the BIMSTEC effort

India seeks to deepen ties with South Korea: Trade, security among reasons for both nations to draw closer
India

India seeks to deepen ties with South Korea: Trade, security among reasons for both nations to draw closer

The growing depth and harmony between the two nations can be attributed to the synthesis between New Delhi's Act East Policy and South Korea's New Southern Policy.

Slow progress mars Mizoram-Myanmar Kaladan project as India misses deadline for road third time in a row
India

Slow progress mars Mizoram-Myanmar Kaladan project as India misses deadline for road third time in a row

The multi-crore Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project envisioned as a key component of the Act East Policy has missed the deadline for the third consecutive time in Mizoram

Narendra Modi to be awarded the Seoul Peace Prize for his contribution to world peace through an economic vision
India

Narendra Modi to be awarded the Seoul Peace Prize for his contribution to world peace through an economic vision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honoured with the Seoul Peace Prize, 2018 for his contribution to world peace through his economic vision. Modi will become the 14th recipient of the coveted award.