Tag: ASEAN

Foreign Secretary visit: India, Russia explore cooperation in war-ravaged Afghan theatre

NEW DELHI: India and Russia are exploring proposals to cooperate closely in war-ravaged Afghanistan as peace talks with Taliban have come under shadow over renewed...

Trying to prepare scoping paper to quickly start FTA review with Japan, ASEAN: Goyal

The Commerce and Industry Ministry is trying to prepare a roadmap and a scoping paper to quickly start review of respective free trade agreements with...

A tightrope walk for India as military takes over Myanmar

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 04, 2021) NEW DELHI: Days after Myanmar reverted to military rule following a coup, India pushed back against...

United States unveils plan to counter China’s rise from India to Taiwan

The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the...

white house: A strong India would act as ‘counterbalance’ to China: Declassified White House document

WASHINGTON: Asserting that India maintains the capacity to counter border provocations by China, the outgoing Trump administration in a declassified document has said that a...

Piyush Goyal thanks tyre makers for investing Rs 1,100 crore to set up plant in North East India

GUWAHATI: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal thanked Automotive Tyre Manufactures’ Association (ATMA) for agreeing to invest Rs. 1,100 crores for developing plantation...

Focus on multilateral partnerships to check challenges posed by China: Experts

Chandigarh: Underlining “brazen” military manoeuvres and “unprecedented scale of challenge” from China, security experts on Saturday suggested India must adopt a more aggressive demeanour to...

‘Quad’ senior officials discuss efforts to ensure peace, stability in Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: Senior officials of India and three other member nations of ‘Quad‘ grouping on Friday held talks on “practical” cooperation in areas like connectivity,...

Bangladesh wants to join India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh is interested in joining the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway to enhance connectivity with Southeast Asia, which would open a new chapter in...

Our Indo-Pacific approach is based on cooperation and collaboration: India tells UN

United Nations: India has said its concept of the Indo-Pacific is “inclusive” in nature and is based on cooperation and collaboration, given the need for...

What happens now the RCEP trade deal has been signed?

HANOI: Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies signed what could become the world’s largest free trade agreement on Sunday, covering nearly a third of the global population and...

RCEP: India’s stance unchanged even as 15 others invite it as observer, keep door open

New Delhi: India’s decision to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) remains unchanged, an official said, despite calls by the grouping “expressing their...

Donald Trump skips Southeast Asia summit for third year in a row

HANOI (Vietnam): U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a virtual summit with his Southeast Asian counterparts on Saturday, the third year in a row that the...

Sarbananda Sonowal lays foundation stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation

GUWAHATI: What is expected to boost the agriculture activity in the Assam, Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation is coming up at Khetri...

Invite to Malabar signifies deep trust between four major Indo-Pacific democracies: Aus envoy

NEW DELHI: The Australian Government was pleased to accept India’s invitation to participate in Exercise Malabar 2020 and it displayed the deep trust between four...

US says “Quad” nations ready to work with others for free, open Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: An informal grouping bringing together India, Australia and Japan with the United States could be opened to other countries that support a “free...

Eyeing China, Quad nations make fresh pitch for free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: The four leading democracies whose grouping is commonly referred to as Quadrilateral (Quad) at the meeting of their Foreign Ministers in Tokyo on...

India, US, Japan, Australia hold meet on Indo-Pacific under Quad framework

Senior officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia on Friday held a virtual meeting under the framework of Quadrilateral coalition or “Quad“, focusing on...

Importers must prove 35% value addition in origin country to get FTA benefits

Importers will have to provide proof of 35% value addition of goods imported through free trade agreements (FTA) to customs authorities, failing which duty benefits...

Customs authorities to monitor imports under FTAs to curb duty evasion

Benefits of duty waiver may be denied to importers of mobile phones, white goods, set-top box, agarbatti, camera and other electronic products if misuse of...

India, ASEAN review strategic ties; adopt new five-year plan of action

India and the 10-nation ASEAN on Saturday carried out a comprehensive review of their strategic partnership in a range of areas, including maritime cooperation, and...

Long-term story of India, 2-wheeler industry remains intact: Pawan Munjal, Hero MotoCorp

NEW DELHI: Two-wheeler industry faces short-term challenges due to the COVID-19 situation but the overall India growth story remained intact, Hero MotoCorp said in its...

Government has worked consistently to overcome challenges in the Northeast: Jitendra Singh

GUWAHATI: Union Minister of DoNER Dr. Jitendra Singh on Friday said that over the past six years there has been a very conscious and consistent...