PM Narendra Modi at East Asia Summit: As it happened on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended the East Asia Summit in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw. He is also holding talks with several world leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

PM Narendra Modi at East Asia Summit: As it happened on Thursday

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended the East Asia Summit in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw. He is also holding talks with several world leaders on the sidelines of the summit. Here are the live updates from the Myanmarese capital:

8.16pm: PM tweets: "Attended the Indian community reception. The phenomenal enthusiasm of the Indian community here made me very glad."

8.00 pm: I hope to come again, PM tells Indians in Myanmar.

7.27 pm: PM Modi ends speech to a rapturous applause.

7.26 pm: Wherever in the world I may be, I will always remember this: PM Modi

7.26 pm: But your enthusiasm and the discipline you have shown, has bowled me over: PM 

7.26 pm: I was apprehensive about this meeting due to the paucity of time: PM Modi

​7.26 pm: The world should be a part of India's growth story: Modi

7.25 pm: We have started 'Make in India' initiative. We want everyone to come and look at the opportunities India has to offer: PM Modi

7.22 pm: The Indian satellite for SAARC countries will also benefit to Myanmar: PM Modi

7.21 pm: We were successful in eradicating polio from India, we now have to eradicate from neighbouring areas: #Modi

7.20 pm: Whole world is now seeing India through a changed eye. They are looking at ways to reach out to us: PM Modi

7.18 pm: PM is now addressing the gathering.

7.15 pm: PM receives a rousing reception from the Indian community in Nay Pyi Taw.

7.00 pm: PM Modi arrives at the function organised by the Indian community in Myanmar. 

6.40 pm: PM Modi concludes his final bilateral meeting of the day. He is now scheduled to meet members and leaders of the Indian community.

5.50 pm: PM Modi invites companies from Indonesia to come to India, talks about 'Make In India' initiative.

5.45 pm: Common challenges between India and Indonesia can be combated in cooperation: PM Modi tells President Widodo.

5.40 pm: PM Modi invites Indonesian President Joko Widodo to India.

5.35 pm: PM Modi congratulates Prez Widodo on his win.

5.35 pm: PM Modi is now meeting Indonesian​ President Joko Widodo.

5.30 pm: Premier Li invites PM Modi to China.

5.00 pm: Visit to India by President Xi was a high success: Premier Li Keqiang tells PM Modi.

4:55 pm: PM Modi is now meeting his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang.

3:25 pm: MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweets that the East Asia Summit has concluded in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw. PM Modi will now hold bilateral meets. He is also scheduled to attend a meeting with the Indian community in the Southeast Asian country.  

2:38 pm: President Aquino of Philippines assures PM Modi that internal process for signing ASEAN-India FTA is well underway, tweets MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.  

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2:00 pm: PM Modi meets President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeón Cojuangco Aquino III, in Nay Pyi Taw.  

1:30 pm: PM Narendra Modi has an informal chat with his friend and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Nay Pyi Taw.  

10:15 am: The PM concludes his speech.

10:14 am: ASEAN’s success is an inspiration for broader integration in the Asia-Pacific region, says PM Modi.

10:14 am: Have to ensure that cyber and space remain a source of connectivity and prosperity, not new theatres for conflict - PM Modi

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10:13 am: We should also reject any linkage between religion and terrorism, PM Modi tells EAS

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10:13 am: We support the East Asia Summit Declaration on the Islamic State - PM Modi

10:12 am: PM Modi stresses on the need for comprehensive response against terrorism and the need to have a genuinely international partnership against all forms of terrorism.


10:12 am: Challenges of terrorism and extremism are increasing and they are linked to drugs, money laundering - PM Modi

10:10 am: PM Modi also takes a swipe at China in his address at the East Asia Summit, says, “In a world of inter-dependence and globalisation, there is no option but to follow international laws and norms. We need to follow global norms for peace in the South China Sea.”

10:09 am: Ebola has highlighted importance of international cooperation in combating pandemics. India has contributed $12 million in the efforts against Ebola - PM

10:09 am: Last Summits have made substantial progress. We are working together on several issues. Need to take an initiative on Clean Energy – PM Modi

10:08 am: We changed Look East policy into Act East policy in the last six months – PM Modi

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10:08 am: PM Narendra Modi is speaking at the East Asia Summit.

9:00 am: PM Narendra Modi is right now attending the East Asia Summit along with other world leaders.

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8:40 am: PM Narendra Modi chats with several world leaders in Nay Pyi Taw.  

8:00 am: India is a closed and valued partner for us. There are many areas where we are cooperating, says PM Medvedev.

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7:50 am: Recalling his visit to Russia in 2001, PM Modi says he is sure India-Russia ties will be strengthened.

7:45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his third day of Myanmar visit with an early morning meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.