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India seeks Indonesia's help in cementing ties with ASEAN

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday sought Indonesia's partnership in cementing India's ties with the ASEAN bloc.

India should give bigger priority to ASEAN: Former diplomat

India has an opportunity to develop a 20-year plan to enhance its relationship with ASEAN. 

Terrorism foremost challenge for ASEAN countries: Manohar Parrikar

Expressing deep concern over the rising incidents of terrorism in recent times, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday stated that non-traditional threats and terrorism remained the foremost challenges to South East Asia region.Delivering his keynote address at the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) - Heads of Defence Universities / Colleges / Institutions Meet (HDUCIM) here, Parrikar stressed the need to oppose terrorism resolutely everywhere, delegitimize it as an instrument of state policy and cooperate unreservedly to locate and destroy terrorist networks.

Without naming Pakistan, Manohar Parrikar says need to delegitimise terrorism as an instrument of state policy

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday called terrorism the "foremost challenge" for the Asean member-countries, adding that there is a need to delegitimise it as an instrument of state policy.

Pentagon chief reassures ASEAN ministers over future US

Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter met Friday with Southeast Asian defense ministers to discuss regional security issues and reassure them America`s "rebalance" to Asia will continue under the next US administration.

India threatened by China-Myanmar ties: Chinese think-tank

India threatened by China-Myanmar ties: Chinese think-tank

India is "cozying up" to Myanmar because it is threatened by the growing strategic ties between China and Myanmar, a Chinese think-tank has said.

India-ASEAN vow to combat terrorism in all its forms

Recognising terrorism as a significant threat to peace and stability in the region, India and the 10-member ASEAN on Thursday made a strong commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Philippine President absent from ASEAN meetings

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte did not attend any meetings at the ASEAN in Laos on Thursday, reportedly owing to a migraine, official sources reported.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull invites Asean leaders to attend 2018 summit

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has extended an invitation to the leaders of Asean nations to attend a summit in Canberra in 2018, according to an official statement.

Modi meets South Korean President

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday met with South Korean President Park Gyun-hye on the sidelines of the 14th India-Asean Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit here.

PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks with Barack Obama in Vientiane today

PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks with Barack Obama in Vientiane today

The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President will be one of their last such meetings before Barack Obama demits office in November.

ASEAN Summit: PM Narendra Modi takes swipe at Pakistan, says 'export of terror a threat to our societies'

ASEAN Summit: PM Narendra Modi takes swipe at Pakistan, says 'export of terror a threat to our societies'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is central to India's 'Act East' Policy.

Japan 'seriously concerned' by South China Sea tension

Japan is "seriously concerned" about Beijing's increasingly muscular claims in the South China Sea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Asian leaders on Thursday.

ASEAN important for safeguarding India's security interests: PM Modi

ASEAN important for safeguarding India's security interests: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India's strategic partnership with ASEAN was important for safeguarding and promoting security interests. 

Barack Obama arrives in China for final visit as US President

Barack Obama arrives in China for final visit as US President

US President Barack Obama arrived in China on Saturday for his final visit as president, landing in the eastern city of Hangzhou where he will attend the G20 summit.

Act East policy will open markets like Myanmar, ASEAN for East India: President

The Act East policy of the central government will open new markets like Myanmar and the ASEAN countries for eastern Indian entrepreneurs, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Tuesday.

China-Asean agree to finalise code on South China Sea

China and ten member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) agreed to finalise the framework for a maritime code of conduct to ease tensions in the South China Sea by mid-2017.

Isolate those who harbour terrorists: India to international community

Advocating outright rejection of state-sponsored terrorism, India on Monday said it is vital to construct a strong international legal regime on the principle of "zero tolerance" for terrorism and isolate those who harbour, support or sponsor terrorists.

Beijing dodges ASEAN rebuke over South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations avoided rebuking Beijing or mentioning a recent UN-backed tribunal ruling against its claims in the South China Sea in a statement issued that will be seen as a victory for the regional giant.

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Top envoys from China and North Korea held talks on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang`s nuclear programme.