Govt yet to take call on RCEP meeting invitation
The ASEAN Secretariat has invited India to attend the meeting to sort out its issues related to the proposed free trade deal. “India has received the invitation for the meeting. No decision has been taken on the issue,” said an official.
How are China's neighbors combating the PLA Navy?
No fewer than 23 modern surface warships were launched by China in 2019, this total includi...
Indonesia stands firm against Chinese claims in South China Sea region
A Chinese boat trespassed into Indonesia's EEZ off the coast of the no...
Russia pushes India’s entry into Eurasian Economic Union strengthening third country coop
The EAEU member states approved a document defining the strategic goals for developing the Eurasian integration until 2025, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated last week while listing its achievements for 2019. They also endorsed a concept for forming an EAEU financial common market with a view to launching it in 2025, according to the Ministry.
Government initiates dialogue with ASEAN members for review of FTA: Piyush Goyal
"We have already initiated dialogue with ASEAN countries and I am happy to share with the House that ASEAN has agreed for a review of the FTA. We will take up various issues in the review and then we will report to the House," he told the House. He also said the Coffee Board is trying to develop an Indian brand of coffee .
India, US agree to further expand bilateral strategic cooperation at second 2+2 dialogue
Industrial Security Annex (ISA) and three agreements under the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) were signed.
India, US sign defence tech transfer pact, pledge to boost strategic ties at 2+2
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper participated jointly in the Second 2+2 Strategic Dialogue. "Today's 2+2 meeting was meaningful and successful in maintaining the momentum of the India-US relationship and taking it forward," Singh said.
WTO's appellate body becomes dysfunctional
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo told a meeting of the full WTO membership on Monday that he would launch more intensive, high-level consultations on how to resolve the longstanding impasse over the appointment of appellate body members.
EAM to host key dialogues to build upon growing recognition of Indo-Pacific concept
The ministry said that through these processes, India intends to emphasise "its open and inclusive approach to fostering a cooperative, free, and rules-based Indo-Pacific domain, in which all nations and their aspirations for development have equal space to find expression".The '6th Indian Ocean Dialogue' will take place on Friday.
Piyush Goyal demands reciprocal access for Indian companies abroad
Foreign cos won’t be allowed in local contracts unless India Inc gets to compete in those nations, said Goyal.
Mobile companies seek review of duty on parts as imports from Vietnam soar
India has imported mobile phone components worth more than $1 billion from Vietnam — with which India has a free trade agreement (FTA) —in the first half of this fiscal alone, compared to $800 million in the whole of 2018-19 and just over $600 million in FY18, an industry association of companies making handset in India has informed the government.
India's voice consequential in regional order building in Indo-Pacific region
India’s voice will be particularly consequential in regional order building and along with Indonesia and Vietnam should have more say and a greater stake in institutions and norm-setting in the Indo-Pacific region suggested Rod Hilton. Australia was one of the first countries to come out in support of India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative.
PM Modi favours expansion of ties between India and ASEAN
In his opening address at the India-ASEAN summit, the prime minister said enhancing surface, air and maritime connectivity between India and 10 nations of the bloc will significantly boost regional trade and economic growth.
ASEAN backs India's rising role in Indo-Pacific region
In his address at the annual India-ASEAN summit, PM Modi talked about the mutual coordination between India's vision of the Indo-Pacific and ASEAN Outlook for the strategically key region which has been witnessing growing Chinese assertiveness.
South China Sea: Chinese violation of territorial sovereignty rising concern in ASEAN
Chinese violation of territorial sovereignty in South China Sea is rising concern in ASEAN countries. South China Sea (SCS) situation in the...
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