In a meeting with Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto, Rajnath Singh lauded Indonesia’s leadership of ASEAN in 2023 and commended the well-organised ADMM-Plus.
The Ministry of Defence said that he "reiterated India's commitment to freedom of navigation, overflight and unimpeded lawful commerce in international waters".
Muslim-majority Indonesia's president Joko Widodo called on US President Joe Biden this week to help bring about a ceasefire in Gaza.
On the question of humanitarian assistance too, ASEAN envoys have been attacked to prevent the delivery of assistance.
The course is being organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence.
China and ASEAN signed a nonbinding 2002 accord that called on rival claimant nations to avoid aggressive actions that could spark armed conflicts, including the occupation of barren islets and reefs.
Offers to share digital public infra stack; seeks better connectivity
Under the 12-point proposal, the prime minister called for a collective fight against terrorism, terror financing and cyber-disinformation.
Harris delivered a series of messages at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that were intended to demonstrate American commitment despite Biden's absence from the summit.
Countering renewed alarm over Beijing's aggression in the disputed South China Sea, Li cited China's long history of friendship with Southeast Asia.
The prime minister described ASEAN as the epicentre of growth, saying it plays a crucial role in global development.
Currently, domestic two-wheeler manufacturers have a small presence in most ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) markets owing to the significant hold of the Japanese players.
Federal prosecutors have indicted Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, for his efforts to cling to power in 2020.
In the ASEAN-India Summit, leaders are likely to review their relations in areas ranging from maritime security to the digital economy and provide directions for future cooperation.
The decision to publish the map further asserts and advances Chinese sovereignty, ahead of the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta from 5-7 September, and the G20 Summit in Delhi from 9-10 September.
"PM Modi is going to Jakarta on the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widido for the 20th ASEAN India Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit," said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Meanwhile, the minister also called India’s FTAs with 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) most “ill-conceived” and “unfair” to Indian industry.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting.
The contested territory has long been feared as an Asian flashpoint and has become a sensitive front in the U.S.-China rivalry in the region.
On Wednesday, he held a series of meetings with his counterparts from several countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Vietnam.