Asean summit: India positions itself as China alternative
NEW DELHI: With a running theme of "commerce, connectivity and culture", the Indian government is setting up multiple connection points with Asean countries as New Delhi gears+ up for the Asean-India commemorative summit and the biggest ever group of chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations.
The Asean-India summit, to mark 25 years of a partnership will be an occasion for India to showcase itself as an attractive alternative to China which is the overwhelming power in the region. India will emphasize that it is attuned to what is believed to be the "Asean way of doing business" and committed to the idea of the "centrality" of Asean. Sources said it was important to emphasize these principles at a time when China's exercise of aggressive power appeared to be weakening Asean.
Sudarshan Nindrajog-1 day ago
Modi has chosen the right path to make india great and helpful to carry others along ,it will help india to grow faster
Kiran R Nair-PUNE-1 day ago
India will be able to to better than China in every aspect.
Kk-India-1 day ago
Very good initiative. keep it up.
Sugath Palan-Singapore-1 day ago
Being friendly with the neighbors is a good idea. This would include Nepal, Srilanka and Maldvies.
Aum Shanti-23 hours ago
Proper response n initiative to stop aggressive policies towards small countries by china
Mahesh Neelakantan-22 hours ago
now our PM is not only national leader - he has become a global leader and a g8 statesman. He brought up words indian image in global scenario.
pankaj sharma-Mumbai-23 hours ago
We talk a lot but do less comparatively.
Time to do the opposite.
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
Wish Modi best of luck
vijay thommandra-23 hours ago
China is a black hole. Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives are already into it and will lose their existence like T*et
Punjabi-Tibba-23 hours ago
We stand nowhere in comparison to China, so Indian media and politicians should stop befooling people