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Modi’s ‘Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative’: India Reaches Out To Stakeholders

NEW DELHI: India has reached out to a number of countries in an effort to fast-track Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative’, enunciated...

As Outstanding Issues Remain, India Opts Out Of RCEP

NEW DELHI: India is not joining Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the 16-nation grouping which brings together the 10 ASEAN states, China, Japan, South...
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‘Need To Evaluate If RCEP In India’s Best Interests’

Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—a mega trade deal involving the 10 ASEAN states and their six free trade agreement partners are...
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RCEP Will Boost Regional Trade: Thai Envoy To India

Will it, won’t it? The pendulum has been swinging from one end to the other on the part of the Indian government in favour...

RCEP Cost-Benefit Trade-Offs: Is India Ready?

Few debates have been as polarised as the debate on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the ASEAN plus six nation (India, Australia, China, Japan,...

India’s Hamletian Dilemma About RCEP

NEW DELHI: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega trade deal, which is currently being negotiated among the sixteen growing economies of...

India’s ‘Tech’ Diplomacy: ASEAN Countries’ Students To Get Scholarships To Study In IITs

The government’s bid to use soft or more precisely ‘tech diplomacy’ to woo its neighbours has taken a other step forward with the government...

Renewed ASEAN Push To Make India Sign RCEP

Hoping to break the impasse in negotiations and mount pressure on India so that it moves faster towards signing the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic...

In ASEAN Outlook On Indo-Pacific, Discomfort For China

As the G20 summit opens in Osaka, Japan on Friday under the shadow of the debilitating U.S.-China trade war, signals from other parts of...

A Liberal Dash Of Religion As The Nation With The Highest Muslim Population Votes

For a man who projected the image of a moderate Muslim until not so long ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has come a long...

Pro, Anti-Junta Parties Jockey To Form Govt In Contentious Poll

An anti-military party (Pheu Thai) that is the single largest in the Thai lower house (according to partial results announced by the Election Commission),...

Maldives Ex-President Yameen Arrested, Govt Says No Witch Hunt

Former Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen was arrested and taken to jail today after a criminal court in Malé where he is being tried on...

China On Mind, Thailand To Join India And Singapore In Trilateral Navy Exercises In Andaman Sea

In a strategically significant move, Thailand has decided to join hands with India and Singapore for a trilateral naval exercise. The decision comes after...

KRA-Thai Canal Will Link The Pacific To The Indian Ocean, Says Thai Ex-General

A 341-year-old idea of digging a canal across lower Thailand’s Kra Isthmus is now seeing its latest resurrection. Months before elections slated for February 24 this...
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Thai-Kra Canal: ‘Chinese Money A Big Concern, Better If It Comes With less Strings Attached’

A 341-year-old idea in the making, the Thai-Kra Canal is now more likely than ever before to be given the green signal. But there...