Looking South-East

Print edition : March 02, 2018

An ASEAN-India tableau rolling down Rajpath during the 69th Republic Day celebration in New Delhi this year. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the ASEAN heads of state/government at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on January 25. (From left) Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor, Myanmar; President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines; Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thailand; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore; Modi; Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Prime Minister, Brunei; Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia; President Joko Widodo, Indonesia; Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Laos; and Prime Minister Najib Razak, Malaysia. Photo: AFP/PIB

By hosting a two-day ASEAN-India summit in New Delhi, India underscored its strategic partnership with the grouping. But it is still China that has the upper hand in investments and trade in the ASEAN member states.
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