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India-China ties have direct implication for Asean: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that ties between New Delhi and Beijing have a direct implication on the relationship with the southeast Asian nations.

With an eye firmly on China, India to invite all ASEAN heads to R-Day parade

With an eye firmly on China, India to invite all ASEAN heads to R-Day parade

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced this at the ninth edition of India-ASEAN Delhi Dialogue on Wednesday.

With an eye on China, India to host ASEAN nations for Republic Day celebrations

With an eye on China, India to host ASEAN nations for Republic Day celebrations

Some ASEAN nations are not in good terms with the 'Dragon' over territorial claims in South China Sea.

India-Vietnam discuss China's aggressive posturing in Asia

After the meeting with Swaraj, the MEA issued a statement saying both sides reiterated their support for peace, stability, security, safety, freedom of navigation and over flight. 

China condemns US warship near South China Sea island as 'serious provocation'

China condemns US warship near South China Sea island as 'serious provocation'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement late last night that China had dispatched military vessels and fighter planes in response to warn off the US vessel.

Top ASEAN leaders to attend 'Delhi Dialogue' on July 4

Top ASEAN leaders to attend 'Delhi Dialogue' on July 4

Also known as 'Delhi Dialogue', the conference has emerged as an important forum at which political leaders, policy makers, researchers, academicians, business leaders and media persons converge for brainstorming on a range of issues.

Singapore minister to visit India for bilateral talks in July

India is also preparing to host Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan later this year as part of the high-level bilateral meetings between the two countries.

Philippines calls for gentlemen's agreement between ASEAN, China on sea code

Southeast Asian nations and China should start with a "gentleman`s agreement" on the busy South China Sea waterway because no mechanism exists to legally enforce any deal, the Philippine foreign minister said on Friday.

Chat with Xi Jinping was at Donald Trump's request: Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday his telephone conversation this week with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to discuss the Korean peninsula crisis was at the behest of his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump.

Philippines blast injures fourteen as ASEAN leaders gather

Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Manila, Philippine police said on Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital.

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea

China, ASEAN make progress on framework deal on disputed sea, Philippines says

China and Southeast Asian countries have made progress in talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine acting foreign minister said on Tuesday.

 

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.