Wednesday, August 16, 2017
As we look towards the East, the Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the natural partner for our engagement with the extended neighbourhood in South East Asia and Asia-Pacific. India-ASEAN strategic partnership constitutes the core of ‘Act East Policy’, enunciated by the Honourable Prime Minister in Nay Pyi Taw in November 2014.
India’s relations with ASEAN countries are rooted in shared heritage and civilizational linkages. Hinduism has profound impact in the region with presence of Hindu temples of My Son in Vietnam and Angkor Vat in Cambodia.