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India Exploring Possibility Of Inviting Leaders Of Central Asian Countries To Grace R-Day Celebrations

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As a grouping, India had invited leaders of 10-nation influential regional bloc ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for the Republic Day celebrations in 2018 and all of them attended it.

Mutual Cooperation In Covid Era Will Strengthen India's Ties With ASEAN Countries: PM Modi

Oct 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the important milestone of the year 2022 will be celebrated as the 'ASEAN-India Friendship Year' as this embarks 30 years of India-ASEAN partnership.

Antony Blinken Urges ASEAN To Take Action On Myanmar Violences

Through a video conference, Antony Blinken urged Myanmar's highest-ranking diplomats to return to the road of democracy, while also assuring states at odds with China over the South China Sea of US assistance.

Joe Biden Looks Forward To Engage With Leaders Of Quad Nations In Indo-Pacific Region

Mar 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Quad nations comprise of India, Japan, United States, and Australia, which came together to shape the long-pending proposal of setting up the 'Quad' to counter China's aggressive behaviour in the Indo-Pacific region.

Why India Should Join The RCEP Quickly

‘We are missing out big time, something which 15 countries are ready to be part of cannot be bad for India’

15 November, 2020

ASEAN Free Trade Pact To Be Signed Today, India Stays Out

Associated Press (AP)

The 16 RCEP members, including China, account for 39 per cent of the global GDP and 30 per cent of the total trade.

14 November, 2020

US Pitches For Free And Open Indo-Pacific In ASEAN Summit


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

12 November, 2020

PM Modi Co-Chairs ASEAN Summit Under The Dragon’s Shadow

Seema Guha

Both India and Vietnam, who co-chaired the meeting, have problems with China. A Free Trade pact is the elephant in the room

12 November, 2020

ASEAN Summit: PM Modi Pitches For Closer Ties with 10 Nations


Modi announces a contribution of $1 million to Covid-19 ASEAN Response Fund

11 November, 2020

PM Modi To Co-Chair Virtual India-ASEAN Summit With Vietnamese PM


Virtual summit aims to focus on steps to recover from economic turmoil triggered by the pandemic

04 November, 2019

'Make In India' Has Become 'Buy From China': Rahul Gandhi's Takedown Of RCEP


The proposed free-trade agreement includes 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six of the bloc’s dialogue partners — China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.


02 November, 2019

Will See India's Concerns Are Being Accomodated In RCEP: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Bangkok to participate in the 16th ASEAN-India Summit on November 3. He will also attend the 14th East Asia Summit and the 3rd Summit meeting of nations negotiating a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on November 4.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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