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China does not seek dominance, will not bully smaller neighbours,  Xi Jinping tells Southeast Asia leaders
World

China does not seek dominance, will not bully smaller neighbours, Xi Jinping tells Southeast Asia leaders

Xi made the remarks during a virtual conference with the members of ASEAN, held to mark the 30th anniversary of relations between China and the grouping

APEC 2021: How the last of the big summits charted a new path on pandemic and climate change
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APEC 2021: How the last of the big summits charted a new path on pandemic and climate change

Recent events in the Indo-Pacific left New Zealand behind. But the island nation has used APEC 2021 effectively to enhance its stature

Joe Biden slams Beijing's ‘coercive’ actions against Taiwan at East Asia Summit
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Joe Biden slams Beijing's ‘coercive’ actions against Taiwan at East Asia Summit

The US president also said the country will speak up for the rights of people of Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to draw attention to post-pandemic economic recovery at 18th ASEAN-India Summit today
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to draw attention to post-pandemic economic recovery at 18th ASEAN-India Summit today

Other issued to be focused on include, COVID-19, health, trade and commerce, connectivity, and education and culture

ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet
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ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet

Myanmar’s refusal to let a special envoy meet ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi prompted the group to exclude junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from this week's summit

Why new international alignment AUKUS will only complement Quad power in Indo-Pacific
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Why new international alignment AUKUS will only complement Quad power in Indo-Pacific

While AUKUS will guarantee the security of Australia, it will in no way impact the functioning of the Quad

India bridge between nations in Indian Ocean region, says ambassador Taranjit Sandhu
India

India bridge between nations in Indian Ocean region, says ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

The country sees itself as the net provider of security in the region who has also been the first to respond in times of need

Myanmar coup: At UN, India calls for release of detained leaders, urges military to exercise 'maximum restraint'
India

Myanmar coup: At UN, India calls for release of detained leaders, urges military to exercise 'maximum restraint'

India's TS Tirumurti said that the situation should be resolved peacefully, and urged world leaders to carry out 'greater engagement' with the ruling regime

India-China border row reflects growing Chinese aggression, says Joe Biden's Pentagon nominee
India

India-China border row reflects growing Chinese aggression, says Joe Biden's Pentagon nominee

Colin Kahl said if confirmed, he would continue to operationalise India's status as a Major Defence Partner to advance shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region

Union Budget 2021: US business advocacy group urges Nirmala Sitharaman to lower tariff to compete with RCEP
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Union Budget 2021: US business advocacy group urges Nirmala Sitharaman to lower tariff to compete with RCEP

India had walked out of the RCEP, a 14-member group led by China, as negotiations failed to address New Delhi's outstanding issues and concerns

S Jaishankar suggests free trade talks with EU stuck due to bloc's reluctance
India

S Jaishankar suggests free trade talks with EU stuck due to bloc's reluctance

The talks for the FTA have been stalled since May 2013 when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues, including on data security status for the IT sector

Economic hurdles and role of China mean staying out of RCEP isn't the wrong move for India... for now
India

Economic hurdles and role of China mean staying out of RCEP isn't the wrong move for India... for now

For now, there are a handful of major economic concerns that preclude India from considering the RCEP... and one rather formidable geopolitical one

ASEAN Summit: United States pitches for free and open Indo-Pacific, says NSA Robert O'Brien
World

ASEAN Summit: United States pitches for free and open Indo-Pacific, says NSA Robert O'Brien

The virtual ASEAN summit, which kicked off on Thursday, is taking place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea

ASEAN summit: Narendra Modi pitches for convergence of approach to ensure free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific
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ASEAN summit: Narendra Modi pitches for convergence of approach to ensure free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific

In the summit, Modi announced a contribution of $1 million to COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund and stressed on leveraging strong ties between the two sides in the battle against the pandemic

India has little choice but to ally with democratic nations as China openly demonstrates imperialistic designs under world's watch
World

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.

How Congress lost PV Narasimha Rao, its hero of liberalisation, ‘Look East’ and Israel policies
Politics

How Congress lost PV Narasimha Rao, its hero of liberalisation, ‘Look East’ and Israel policies

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
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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
India

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
World

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
World

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.