Trump’s “toned down” stance on the South China Sea issue, his emphasis on “America first” policy and his soft attitude towards China have made many Japanese leaders suspect that the US is retreating from Asia.
Given the challenges that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is facing, India will need to do much more to provide an effective counter-narrative
NEW DELHI: India-Vietnam strategic partnership is key to maintaining peace and stability not only in SE Asia but in the entire Indo-Pacific region as the two countries share plethora of complementarities.
The China-India relationship stands at a crossroads. Can both sides overcome last year’s frictions in 2018?
Under Donald Trump, an unpredictable and isolationist United States has injected discord into the international system and no more so than in the Indo-Pacific region. The discomfort felt by U.S. allies and partners is exacerbated by the fact that Washington’s new unpredictability has been accompanied by an increasingly assertive China. One ally in particular, Australia, has now joined the likes of India, Japan and ASEAN members such as Singapore, in taking note of the Trump administration’s unpredictable approach towards the Indo-Pacific region and has begun to plan accordingly.
It is destination ASEAN for India this new year even as the government is all set to woo the 10 member countries with mega connectivity plans while paving the way for a grand roadmap on maritime security and cooperation.
India and Japan are preparing to fly each other to the moon as two of Asia’s leading economic powers team up to counter China’s growing prowess in space exploration.
The 15th foreign ministerial meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) trilateral grouping, originally scheduled for April, comes after eight months of arduous negotiations following Chinese intransigence: First, due to their objections to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh and second, the Dokalam stand-off.
New Delhi: As India and Russia mark 70 years of diplomatic relations, a report on the state of ties between the two nations brought out by two think tanks calls for a major revamp of the engagement between the once-close partners.