India has little choice but to ally with democratic nations as China openly demonstrates imperialistic designs under world's watch
While America repositions itself, the ASEAN bloc is coming to the realisation that each of its 10 members may not be individually able to confront China’s aggrandising ambitions in the South China Sea.
Many argue PV Narasimha Rao was India’s finest prime minister, but not his own Congress party and its dynastic ‘high command’.
ASEAN leaders meet via video summit to tackle thorny issues like emergency coronavirus fund, tensions in South China Sea
Vietnam, the current ASEAN chair, had planned face-to-face meetings, but most member states assessed it was still too risky for leaders to travel. Still, it organized a colorful opening ceremony with traditional songs and dance in Hanoi for about 200 Vietnamese officials and foreign diplomats.
India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal
On Wednesday, representatives from ASEAN, along with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and China participated virtually in the 10th RCEP inter-sessional ministerial meeting
Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region
In the days since the violent face-off took place between the soldiers of the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese media has time and again brought the US and its Indo-Pacific Strategy into the conversation
Coronavirus Outbreak: 3-year-old Indian girl among 73 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; total tally crosses 600
The 73 new cases reported on Wednesday has brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore to 631, the health ministry said.
The United States has postponed a meeting of leaders of southeast Asian nations that was set for Las Vegas in mid-March due to the spread of the coronavirus, a senior Trump administration official said Friday
Narendra Modi says Centre is ‘ensuring’ development without harming environment, at climate conservation conference
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that his government firmly believes in the path of sustainable development and is ensuring that growth happens without harming the environment.
Weak growth to pull down Indian rupee further as significant pickup in economy unlikely; coronavirus fears to impinge: Poll
The rupee has lost around 1% in the past 15 days and the 3-5 February poll of over 50 strategists predicted the rupee would have slipped a touch over 1% against the dollar to 72.00 in a year.
Govt must come clean on real fiscal deficit in Union Budget, worst may be over for FMCG sector; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
The FMCG sector had a tough time in financial year 2020, as sales growth slid every quarter.
Indian economy well-poised to take off; govt will hold discussions with Britain, EU on free trade agreements, says Piyush Goyal
On RCEP, Goyal said it was an "unbalanced trade agreement, which was really not fulfilling the guiding principles on which RCEP started about eight years ago, therefore India chose not to participate in it".
ASEAN Secretariat invites India for RCEP meeting next month in Bali, govt yet to decide on participation
The RCEP, comprising 10-member ASEAN bloc and six other countries India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is engaged in negotiations for a free-trade pact.
Fifteen killed, five injured in Thailand's Yala province after suspected rebels open fire at checkpoints
In the largest death toll in years in Thailand's restive southern province, 'twelve were killed at the scene, two more (died) at the hospital, and one died this morning', said army spokesperson Pramote Prom-in, adding that five others were injured
India should hold talks with the European Union for a free trade agreement, Piyush Goyal said, a day after it refused to join a China-backed regional trade pact for fear of a flood of cheap Chinese imports.
After India declines to join RCEP, China says it will follow principle of 'mutual understanding' to resolve outstanding issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed India's decision not to join the RCEP deal at a summit meeting of the 16-nation bloc, effectively wrecking its aim to create the world's largest free trade area having half of the world's population.
India stood its ground at RCEP negotiations and in the national interest decided not to join the China-led mega-trade pact, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday
Narendra Modi has done well to keep India out of RCEP, but WTO-style bargaining for future entry is a good idea
As for RCEP, India must keep its doors open for possible future engagements. For this, RCEP should be viewed as a "mini-WTO" where India can negotiate the details of its entry.
From mocking Sonia Gandhi to praising Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal's views on RCEP membership mark quite the U-turn
However, Goyal's tweets stand out because his position was a virtual volte-face merely from two days ago when he mocked Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the issue and had also supported India joining RCEP, a proposed alternative to the western hegemony on world trade
Indian worker taken hostage by Myanmar's Arakan Army dies; rebel group blames 'exhaustion' for 60-year-old's demise
This is the first time Arakan Army has captured foreign workers in Rakhine, which hosts a series of infrastructure projects linking India and Myanmar.
Donald Trump invites ASEAN leaders to 'special summit' in US next year after skipping ongoing annual meet
President Donald Trump has invited ASEAN leaders to a 'special summit' in the United States early next year after skipping their ongoing annual summit in Thailand.