Friday, 19 October, 2018

Topic: ASEAN


Trump’s face cannot stop America’s receding economic power from shifting to Asia

His lack of attendance at Asia-Pacific summits reflects a trend that has been building for years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Narendra Modi to visit Nepal for BIMSTEC summit as nations look to revive grouping

Connectivity, cross-border terrorism and radicalisation will be discussed at the seven-member BIMSTEC summit on 30-31 August.
A photographer is targetted during a student protest in Dhaka on August 5, 2018, following the deaths of two college students in a road accident. Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

8 journalists ‘assaulted’ during Bangladesh stir, and Indonesia quake kills 82

Why the Trump administration wants Palestinians stripped of refugee status, and star football faces 'racial abuse' at China game.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Naval Commanders' Conference

With US sanctions, India has perfect window of opportunity for defence deals with Vietnam

Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit could not have been better timed, with US bringing in CAATSA and complicating defence ties between Russia and Vietnam.
Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Reports of India’s demise as a regional power are greatly exaggerated

There is a tendency to exaggerate China’s footprint in India’s immediate neighbourhood.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ASEAN leaders on Republic Day

India’s chance to build presence in the East through ASEAN and Act East

Frederic Grare's book 'India Turns East' forcefully argues  that Act East has become India’s favorite instrument to mitigate its China concerns and prevent the emergence of a China-led regional order.

ASEAN heads as R-Day chief guests: Former minister Khurshid says need to go beyond optics

The former external affairs minister says India needs to maintain good relations with both ASEAN and China.
Artists of ASEAN tableau

Inviting 10 ASEAN leaders is a stroke of genius, now India must make the most of it

Contact between India and Southeast Asia go back three thousand years. In geographical terms, Southeast Asia is closer to China.

In the defence scam brouhaha, efficacy of Rafale jets, Bofors guns, Agusta helicopters gets drowned

If defence purchase processes are found to be faulty, they should be addressed at that level without questioning the equipment under procurement and adequately amended.
Jamal Khashooggi

Trump soft on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi: Arms business worry or does he need more proof?

Reacting to gruesome details of writer Jamal Khashoggi’s death, US president Donald Trump stated: “Here we go again with you’re guilty until proven innocent.” H...