Asean as a region is important for India for two reasons. One is economic and the other is strategic. The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of India-Asean partnership, a milestone in India’s Look East — now Act East — policy. On this partnership anniversary, both India and the 10-member grouping have resolved to further strengthen cooperation in both economic and strategic areas.
India greatly values its relations with Vietnam, Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India Preeti Saran has said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the relations between the two countries.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly three years ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a sweeping national election victory with promises to develop the economy and root out corruption. But with a series of key state elections beginning Saturday, Modi's popularity — and his surprise currency decree that sparked months of financial uproar — is about to be tested.
By its own making and due to external forces beyond its control, India's $150 billion outsourcing industry finds itself at a tipping point. Lauded for its ability to put India on the map as a destination for high-quality, low-cost technology skills, and for being an engine of wealth and job creation, this industry stares at an uncertain future.
Minister of External Affairs India, H.E.Ms Sushma Swaraj, has an important article published in Huu Nghi Magazine No. 126/2016, celebrating 45 years of the establishment of Vietnam –India full diplomatic relations (January 7, 1972-2017), 10 years of the establishment of strategic partnership (July 6, 2007-2017) and 35 years of the establishment of Vietnam – India Friendship Association (November 11, 1982-2017). Centre for Indian Studies (CIS)’s website introduces the full text of the article as below.
'India’s relations with the U.S. will not be based on optics but on real action'.
NEW DELHI: Christmas Day last year saw an attempt to change the course of subcontinental history when Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped in on Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to wish him on his birthday and attend his granddaughter's wedding in Lahore. A rocky year later, Modi confined himself to tweeting birthday wishes to Sharif and "praying for his long and healthy life", acknowledging the deep chasm between the two countries.
The Act East policy has outlined India as a responsible stakeholder in the region, and Vietnam is our most important anchor, elucidates Prof Rajaram Panda
India-Vietnam relationship is one of the significant bilateral relationships in Asia, besides India-Japan partnership. Over the years, in particular since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two on 7 January 1972, this bilateral tie has assumed robustness, ranging from politic–strategic, defence to economic areas and culture, education, training, entrepreneurship development, etc.