Act East Policy

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PM Modi to launch several development projects in Arunachal Pradesh

08 Feb 2019

PM Modi to launch several development projects in Arunachal Pradesh

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate Arunachal Pradesh's first dedicated TV channel - DD Arunprabha - at the Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) in Itanagar.

Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation

11 Nov 2018

Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation

US Vice President Mike Pence and PM Narendra Modi would discuss India-US defense cooperation and bilateral relationship during their meeting in Singapore next week, the White House said yesterday.

#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

27 Oct 2018

#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

28 Aug 2018

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

Emphasizing the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said with the eastward shift of the global economy, the Indian Ocean is at the center of the emerging "Age of Asia" and those who live in this region bear the primary responsibility for its peace and stability.

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

02 Jun 2018

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Modi meets Singapore PM and President, receives 'guard of honor'

01 Jun 2018

Modi meets Singapore PM and President, receives 'guard of honor'

PM Narendra Modi today met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation specially in trade, investment, connectivity, innovation and technology.

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

31 May 2018

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.

Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call

09 Feb 2018

Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call

In unheralded moves, US President Donald Trump has been tilting away from Pakistan. He has also been deepening ties with his other South Asian ally, India to counter an aggressive China in the sub-continent.

China downplays India's friendly ties with ASEAN countries

25 Jan 2018

China downplays India's friendly ties with ASEAN countries

ASEAN leaders have descended in India to enjoy a three-day jamboree comprising bilateral meetings, India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit and Republic Day celebrations.

ASEAN leaders diplomatic visit: India's "Act East" policy on display

24 Jan 2018

ASEAN leaders diplomatic visit: India's "Act East" policy on display

In a bid to promote India's "Act East" policy, PM Narendra Modi is set to break another tradition. In an unprecedented event, all leaders and heads of state of 10 ASEAN countries will be chief guests at the Republic Day parade.

Modi inaugurates 60MW Tuirial Hydropower Project in Mizoram

16 Dec 2017

Modi inaugurates 60MW Tuirial Hydropower Project in Mizoram

Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 60MW Tuirial Hydropower Project near Kolasib in Mizoram during his maiden visit to the state since becoming PM in 2014.

Is India leaning toward ASEAN to counter China's OBOR?

11 Dec 2017

Is India leaning toward ASEAN to counter China's OBOR?

India is gearing up to host the ASEAN-India connectivity summit this week.

Upcoming ASEAN summit: North-eastern states to play a major role

28 Nov 2017

Upcoming ASEAN summit: North-eastern states to play a major role

In a first, India's north-eastern states are set to play a major role during the upcoming ASEAN-India summit.

2018 R-Day celebrations: 10 Chief Guests to attend the parade

29 Oct 2017

2018 R-Day celebrations: 10 Chief Guests to attend the parade

Next year's Republic Day parade is expected to have not one, but 10 chief guests, as it's expected to be attended by the leaders of the ASEAN countries.

3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

25 May 2017

3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

Modi government has redefined India's foreign policy through expanded, active engagement with various countries. It has further made its presence felt at many international forums.

Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

14 May 2017

Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

Despite China's efforts to coax India into attending the One Belt One Road Forum, India clarified that it would boycott the summit.

Chinese submarine, snubbed by Colombo, moving to Karachi?

13 May 2017

Chinese submarine, snubbed by Colombo, moving to Karachi?

Since December'13, China has been regularly sending vessels to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) quoting anti-piracy measures.

Assam to take forward Modi's 'Act East Policy'

12 May 2017

Assam to take forward Modi's 'Act East Policy'

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that his administration would set up an 'Act East' department to combine and take ahead the Centre's Act East Policy.

China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns

09 May 2017

China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns

Chinese ambassador to New Delhi Luo Zhaohui clarified that the CPEC corridor was just a means of economic co-operation and had no connection with "sovereignty issues."

PM Modi's powerful speech in Manipur

25 Feb 2017

PM Modi's powerful speech in Manipur

Ahead of assembly elections in Manipur on March 4, PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally today in the state capital.

India and Vietnam increase cooperation across various sectors

03 Sep 2016

India and Vietnam increase cooperation across various sectors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day visit to Vietnam, said both countries recognized the growing need for cooperation in order to respond to emerging regional challenges.