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PM Modi called Indo-Singaporean relation 'warmest and closest' 31.5.2018 General News
Hailing the bilateral relations of India and Singapore Prime Minister Narendra Modi called them to be "warmest and closest".While addressing the community-cum-business event named 'Anushasan' on Thursday at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore Prime Minister Modi called the indo-Singaporean relations as "a natural partnership with a shared vision".While highlighting India's role in developing the Association of South Asian (ASEAN) Region Prime Minister Modi further said, "Singapore became a partner and bridge between India and ASEAN".He further noted that bilateral defense relations of two countries are strongest and the political contacts are with "no contests, irritants, or doubts".Earlier while addressing the Indian Diaspora living in Singapore Prime Minister Modi said, "The course of India's centuries-old Silk route also ran through Singapore. The human link is deep and enduring, which lives in the Singaporean Indians."He added that irrespective of some who came in Singapore as a ...
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India, Singapore engaged in Act East policy 31.5.2018 General News
Indian and Singapore are actively engaged in promoting the Act East policy, said New Delhi's envoy to Singapore, Jawed Ashraf."There is a great deal of anticipation and expectations on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision is about the Indo-Pacific region," Ashraf told ANI in an interview."We have strong bilateral relationships and a productive, meaningful partnership in the international platform. Singapore is really a springboard, a gateway to South East Asia. It is also a very important defence partner of India. We have the longest running uninterrupted naval exercises and we train together every year, across the three wings of the armed forces," said Ashraf.The four pillars of the India-Singapore partnership are strategic, economic, innovation and technology, human and cultural links, he added.India and Singapore are also working in areas like humanitarian assistance in disaster relief, keeping the seas safe, and boosting tourism."Singapore is the biggest destination for ...
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PM Modi to embark on Indonesia visit on May 29 28.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2 on official visit at the invitation of Indonesia President Joko Widodo.The two leaders are expected to discuss defence and security issues. Economy would also be a vital part of India and Indonesia engagement.Prime Minister Modi and President Jokowi are also expected to discuss maritime issues.India and Indonesia are close maritime neighbour and the maritime dimension of engagement is important because a large amount of trade passes through the maritime route.India and Indonesia have been strategic partners since 2005.Indonesia is India's largest trading partner in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).The people to people engagement is another strong pillar in the bilateral relationship between both the countries.India and Indonesia also want to improve tourism to generate maximum amount of employment. Last year, Indian tourists to Indonesia grew by 30 percent, which is ...
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Terrorism on agenda during PM Modi's Indonesia visit 28.5.2018 General News
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to leave for Indonesia on Tuesday for a two-day visit, Indian Ambassador to the country on Monday said both countries are looking for joint-cooperation to counter terrorism.Speaking to ANI, Pradeep Kumar Rawat said, "Both India and Indonesia face similar challenges. Our position against the scourge of terrorism is clear. We believe in both softer and harder approaches in tackling this issue."The envoy further said the Prime Minister Modi's maiden visit to Indonesia assumes significance as Indonesia is one of India's closest maritime neighbours and shares a deep historical and cultural connection."It (Indonesia) is our largest trading partner and the largest economy in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). We have invested 15 billion US dollars in Indonesia's economy. So, Prime Minister Modi's first ever visit to the country assumes much greater significance," Rawat said.Talking about the Act East policy, the envoy explained, "The ...
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Modi to make brief stopover at Kuala Lumpur during 2-nation tour 28.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday on his way back from Indonesia during which he will meet his newly elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad. Modi will leave for a two-nation tour of Indonesia and Singapore tomorrow with an aim to boost ties in several key sectors, including defence and trade. His first destination will be Indonesia from where he will travel to Singapore on Thursday. "He will also make a brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 31 to meet the newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohammad," the External Affairs Ministry said. Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister on May 10 after leading the opposition alliance to a stunning election victory over the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which had ruled Malaysia since 1957. During their meeting, Modi and Mahathir are expected to deliberate on ways to deepen bilateral relationship in a range of areas, including ...
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Def cooperation to be key focus of PM's visit to Indonesia, Singapore 24.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a five-day visit on Tuesday to Indonesia and Singapore, two of India's strategically key partners in the region, with an aim to deepen defence ties, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. Announcing the visit, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said a raft of agreements including in areas of defence and security are expected to be inked during Modi's visit to these two countries, which are members of powerful regional grouping ASEAN. India and Indonesia are likely to sign a pact on defence cooperation as a similar agreement inked years ago had expired. Secretary (East) in the MEA Preeti Saran said the prime minister will arrive in Indonesia on May 29 and will leave for Singapore from there on May 31 for a three-day visit. In Singapore, Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Singaporean counterpart and deliver the key note address at the Shangri-la dialogue which is expected to be attended by top leaders from several important countries. Asked
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CM leaves for Vietnam on agri exposure tour 14.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM leaves for Vietnam on agri exposure tour
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BIMSTEC calls for expeditious negotiations on free trade agreement 26.4.2018 General News
The seven-nation bloc BIMSTEC today called for specific steps and greater political commitment to conclude negotiations expeditiously for a free trade agreement. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. These include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. BIMSTEC Secretary General Shahidul Islam "called for specific steps to rejuvenate the regional grouping through greater political commitment, expeditious negotiations on free trade agreement, adequate funding, BIMSTEC special visas and closer people-to-people contacts," Ficci said in a statement. Islam said that the agreement would help spur growth and development in the region. He added that the BIMSTEC secretariat needed to be adequately financed as its present budget is a mere USD 1 million. Further a Ficci report on BIMSTEC suggests funding of USD 2 ...
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Bimstec Secretary-General calls for expeditious FTA talks 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
To boost sub-regional economic cooperation, Bimstec Secretary-General Shahidul Islam on Thursday called for faster negotiations for the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) within this grouping of South Asian and Southeast Asian nations.
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India, Vietnam review bilateral ties 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As part of New Delhi's continued enhancement of ties with southeast Asia under the Act East Policy, India and Vietnam on Tuesday reviewed their entire gamut of bilateral ties, including maritime security and counter-terrorism cooperation, during 10th Foreign Office Consultations and 7th Strategic Dialogue.
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Vietnam seeks more investment from India 4.4.2018 General News
Vietnam today sought more investment from India, as it felt there is scope for further improvement in trade volume between the two countries. Interacting with the members of Calcutta Chambers of Commerce here, Ambassador of Vietnam to India Ton Sinh Thanh said the trade between the two countries was not upto the expectation. The Ambassador also participated in an interactive session with the members of Merchants' Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here during the day. "Even as the volume of trade between Vietnam and India was growing, it was not upto the expectation and rather little in comparison to Vietnam's total trade," Thanh said. "We understand that Indian companies are investing abroad, but for Vietnam the figure is still very little. While we receive lots of foreign investment offers from other countries, the investment from India is just a very small part of our foreign investment (one billion US dollar)" he said. Many Indian companies are looking for ...
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Better use of bilateral relations, FTA can boost Indo-Vietnam trade: Envoy 4.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Pointing out that trade between India and Vietnam is languishing at around one percent of the total trade done by both countries, the Vietnamese envoy to India on Wednesday said their strong bilateral relationship should be used as a foundation for greater economic cooperation.
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Sushma Swaraj to visit Japan 27.3.2018 General News
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Japan on Wednesday on a three-day visit during which she will co-chair the Ninth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, it was announced on Tuesday.
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Quad move will dissipate like sea foam: Wang Yi 8.3.2018 General News
China today reacted sharply to the quadrilateral coalition between the US, Japan, Australia and India and its Indo-Pacific concept, saying it was a "headline grabbing" idea which will "dissipate like sea foam". The recently revived regional grouping known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) describes Asia-Pacific region as the 'Indo-Pacific'. Asked if theIndo-Pacific strategy being furthered by the four-nation grouping will affect China's multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it was a "headline grabbing" exercise. There was "no shortage of headline grabbing ideas" but they were "like the foam on the sea" that "gets attention but will soon dissipate", he told a press conference on the sidelines of parliament, the National Peoples Congress (NPC). Wang said contrary to the claims made by some academics and media outlets that the strategy was aimed at containing China, the four countries have made it clear that it targets no .
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India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific region 4.3.2018 Zee News : India National
India and Vietnam on Saturday agreed to work for an independent, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
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India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific region (Second Lead, correcting para 22) 3.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In what can be seen as a strong signal to China, India and Vietnam on Saturday agreed to work for an independent, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region as the two sides signed three agreements, including one on enhancing bilateral economy and trade.
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India, Vietnam to explore transfer of technology 3.3.2018 Central Chronicle » Nation
  New Delhi, Asserting that Vietnam has an important place in India’s framework of Act... more »
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India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific 3.3.2018 Zee News : India National
In what can be seen as a strong signal to China, India and Vietnam on Saturday agreed to work for an independent, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region as the two sides signed three agreements, including one on enhancing bilateral economy and trade.
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India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific 3.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In what can be seen as a strong signal to China, India and Vietnam on Saturday agreed to work for an independent, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region as the two sides signed three agreements, including one on enhancing bilateral economy and trade.
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'Vietnam has important place in India's Act East policy framework,' says PM Modi 3.3.2018 DNA: Opinion
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang today discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of defence and trade. The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. ‘Vietnam has an important place in India's framework of Act East policy and India's relations with ASEAN,’ PM Modi said during the joint press conference in New Delhi. ‘We have decided that we will enhance cooperation in defence production and explore opportunities in transfer of technology. We will jointly work for an open, independent & prosperous Indo Pacific area where sovereignty and international law is respected,’ the PM said.  ‘We agreed to strengthen our relations in different sectors like renewable energy, agriculture, textiles, oil and gas. In Oil and gas sector, not only we will strengthen our long standing bilateral relations but also work along with other nations on trilateral possibilities,’ PM Modi added. Earlier in the day, External Affairs ...
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