Association of Southeast Asian Nations: News

Israel tanks enter Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital, patients stranded

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has entered war-torn Gaza's biggest medical facility, the Al-Shifa Hospital, where hundreds of patients and civilians are stranded, with tanks, The Associated Press reported.

07 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

ASEAN-India Summit: Modi says '21st century belongs to Asia'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Indonesia on Thursday to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India and East Asia summits.

After France and UAE, Indonesia plans UPI deal with India

India's flagship instant payment system, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), will likely be used in Indonesia as the two countries are looking for a deal for bilateral trade in domestic currency, real-time card recognition, and digital payments, The Times of India reported.

11 Jan 2023

Adani Ports

World's biggest ship skips India amid lack of port infrastructure

The world's biggest ship, Ever Alot, couldn't dock in India as most coastal harbors aren't deep enough to handle vessels that huge.

16 Jul 2020

Mike Pompeo

Will use 'all tools' to counter China's SCS claims: US

Terming China's claims over the South China Sea "illegal," the United States on Wednesday announced to support Southeast Asian countries that believe Beijing has violated their sovereignty in the territorially disputed waters.

04 Nov 2019


World's biggest trade pact on track, despite India's concerns

The talks to set up the world's largest trade bloc is on track, Thailand said on Monday.

20 Nov 2018

Vladimir Putin

Putin told Pence Russia didn't meddle in vote: Kremlin spokesman

President Vladimir Putin denied any Russian involvement when US Vice President Mike Pence asked last week about meddling in the 2016 election, the Kremlin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said.

15 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi participates in ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore and underlined the need for maritime cooperation and centrality of trade for the prosperity of the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

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.

27 Aug 2018


Swaraj unveils Mahatma Gandhi's bust at Indian Embassy in Vietnam

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.

27 Aug 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Vietnam to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday arrived in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour, which aims at deepening India's strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia.

02 Mar 2018

South Korea

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

India is a "very open economy" and wants to have trade relations and pacts with all countries, said Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, ahead of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) meeting, in Singapore.

07 Aug 2017


South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN

In a new development, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to China's terms for negotiations and refrained from insisting the legal bindingness of the South China Sea (SCS) Code of Conduct.