ASEAN

China acknowledges Indo-Pacific Initiative; remains vague about permitting return of Indian students

India also said that a comprehensive approach to maritime security should protect and support legitimate activities while countering traditional and non-traditional threats.

published on : 23rd November 2021

ASEAN’s tiny step over the Myanmar coup

The group’s decision to withhold the invitation to Myanmar military was a bold step to help improve its credibility in the face of criticisms levelled against it.

published on : 8th November 2021

Unleashing the Indo-ASEAN growth potential

In the current geopolitical landscape, India and ASEAN have the opportunity to position themselves as front-runners in terms of relocation of value and production chains

published on : 5th November 2021

Time to support democracy in Myanmar

The recent ASEAN snub was a huge loss of face for the junta chief. But can India and the international community wait for the group to take action while Myanmar burns?

published on : 1st November 2021

Mutual cooperation in COVID era will strengthen India-ASEAN ties in future: PM Modi at virtual summit

Noting that 2022 will mark completion of 30 years of the India-ASEAN partnership, the prime minister said the important milestone will be celebrated as the 'ASEAN-India Friendship Year'.

published on : 28th October 2021

US, China, Russia join ASEAN summit amid regional disputes

It was the first time since 2017 that a U.S. president is attending the summit, part of three-day high-level meetings hosted by Brunei, ASEAN's chair this year.

published on : 27th October 2021

Myanmar skips ASEAN summit after its military ruler shut out

Myanmar skipped the summit in protest after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations shut out its top general from its meetings.

published on : 26th October 2021

Indonesia President Joko Widodo calls for ASEAN travel corridor to bolster recovery

Citing UN and World Trade Organization data, Widodo said Monday that the level of restrictions in Southeast Asia was the highest in the world.

published on : 25th October 2021

Indonesia, Malaysia concerned about Australia's nuclear submarines 

The US, Britain and Australia announced last month they had formed a security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.

published on : 18th October 2021

ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar's military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the grouping's chair Brunei said Saturday.

published on : 16th October 2021

Envoy aborts visit to Myanmar, straining ASEAN relations

Myanmar military spokesman Maj.-Gen. Zaw Min Tun had previously explained that Erywan could not meet with Suu Kyi because of the criminal charges against her.

published on : 15th October 2021

AUKUS challenge to multilateral EU, ASEAN approaches

While AUKUS is primarily a military alliance, EU and ASEAN are more focused on issues of non-traditional security such as climate change

published on : 11th October 2021

Covid necessitated need for urgency to re-imagine cooperation: Jaishankar on India-ASEAN ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also said that the centrality of ASEAN to the Indo-Pacific and the importance of ties between India and the grouping are self-evident.

published on : 7th October 2021

India welcomes ASEAN consensus on Myanmar: Ambassador Tirumurti

The ASEAN five-point consensus states that there shall be an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar and all parties shall exercise utmost restraint.

published on : 18th August 2021

ASEAN, India should explore ways to enhance digital connectivity: Singapore's deputy PM

Heng Swee Keat also said that Singapore is keen to partner with India for better integration of digital economies and both countries should enable the sharing of data and 'avoid data localisation.'

published on : 11th August 2021
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