US to enhance security cooperation with new Indian government

Describing security cooperation with India as "a central element of the broad US-India strategic partnership", the US says it looks forward to working closely with the next Indian government to build on it.

Barack Obama to court Southeast Asia from Malaysia

US President Barack Obama will renew his courtship of Southeast Asia on Sunday, launching a grass roots effort to inspire the region`s next generation of leaders in the virtues of democracy.

India working hard to achieve bilateral trade target with Indonesia

India will push for early conclusion of an economic accord with Indonesia to achieve the bilateral trade target of $25 billion by 2015, with cumulative Indian investments of $20 billion into this country, the Indian envoy said.

Japan, US to back ASEAN`s sea surveillance: Report

Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a newspaper said Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer.

India for opening skies for ASEAN

Terming North East region as a bridge towards ASEAN, India on Monday said it would work on opening up its skies for better air connectivity with them.

Myanmar steps into international role at ASEAN helm

The former pariah state has freed political prisoners, welcomed opposition parties into parliament and launched economic reforms.

Japan tells China to accept world`s air zone concerns

Japan called on China Monday to see "reality" and "accept" there are widespread international concerns over Beijing`s controversial air defence zone.

Tardy progress in South Asian integration: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday said the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, despite sharing social and cultural affinities, have not done enough to prosper as a regional bloc.

Japan, ASEAN seek `freedom of overflight` amid China tensions

Japan and Southeast Asian countries on Saturday agreed on the importance of freedom in the skies, in the first major gathering of the continent`s leaders since China ramped up regional tensions with a controversial air defence zone.

Connectivity with ASEAN priority for Assam govt: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said connectivity with the ASEAN was a strategic priority for his government as it was the key to regional development, building capacities and enhancing trade and investment.

Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region

Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

India, ASEAN to look at ways to address food price volatility

To address the issue of volatility in food prices, India and ASEAN countries will share their expertise to boost their food security planning activities.

Tendulkar’s retirement makes news at ASEAN too

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar`s announcement to retire from Test cricket today made news here among world leaders and top officials, who assembled for ASEAN and East Asia summits.

India, ASEAN formulating plan to combat terrorism: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said India and ASEAN countries were in the process of formulating a "work plan" to deal with international terrorism.

Leaders meet to discuss ASEAN Community by 2015

Amidst the backdrop of global economic uncertainty, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met here Wednesday to review the progress towards an ASEAN Community by 2015, leading to a freer flow of goods, services and investments in the region.

PM to launch new initiatives to strengthen India-ASEAN ties

Aiming to give fillip to India`s Look East policy, Manmohan Singh is expected to announce new initiatives to take forward ties with the ASEAN by setting up a mission and appointing an ambassador for the 10-member grouping.

China proposes treaty with ASEAN over South China Sea dispute

Seeking to play down its maritime dispute over South China Sea with East Asian countries South China Sea, China will propose a treaty of friendship and cooperation with the 10-member ASEAN bloc.

Vietnam Defence Minister arrives in India

Vietnam`s Deputy Defence Minister Lt Gen Do Ba Ty, arrived in Delhi on Tuesday to strengthen defence relations between the two neighbouring nations.

Joint anti-terror exercise opens in Indonesia

A multinational anti-terrorism exercise officially kicked off on Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries.

ASEAN countries should not be forced to make choices: Pentagon

Underlining that the US is not asking ASEAN nations to choose between it and China, a top Pentagon offcial has said that the countries in the region should not be forced to make choices.