Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to be held in Manila from November 15-18 will discuss India’s long pending demand for membership in the trade body.
Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said three large pacts are being negotiated currently, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and it’s important for India to be part of at least one.
A three day meet between naval officials from India, Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Oman is being held where they are expected to deliberate upon framing of common standard operating procedures for the Navies in Indian Ocean Region to handle contingencies arriving out of the natural calamities collectively.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the PM to sanction funds for developing international corridors between Bangladesh-Bhutan-Nepal-India (BBIN) which will help strengthen India’s Act East Policy.
The article talks about the military capability of China, Japan and India and the troubled Asian diplomacy between China and India.
India and ASEAN have begun negotiations on an India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Vehicles Agreement and an ASEAN-India Maritime Transport Cooperation Agreement.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has proposed initiatives to deepen ASEAN ties with 10 of its partners including China, the Republic of Korea, India, Russia, the US, the EU, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.