For New Delhi, strategic considerations –read China--trump humanitarian ones
Quad nations comprise of India, Japan, United States, and Australia, which came together to shape the long-pending proposal of setting up the 'Quad' to counter China's aggressive behaviour in the Indo-Pacific region.
The virtual ASEAN summit, which kicked off on Thursday, is taking place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea.
The proposed free-trade agreement includes 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six of the bloc’s dialogue partners — China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.
The visiting ASEAN leaders were the chief guests at the Republic Day parade.
"The prime minister's intention that the Look East policy should now be the Act East policy is really taking shape.
All ten heads of ASEAN countries to attend the summit will be the guests of honour at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 25.
India is unlikely to support any UN resolution it deems intrusive. Sponsoring the UN resolution could mean opening the gates to the scrutiny of UN representatives, and is tantamount to giving countries like the US and UK a handle.
"Large sections of India's population did not have access to banking services. The Jan Dhan Yojana changed that in a matter of months and transformed the lives of millions,"
Trump, whose insurgent election victory was built on his willingness to disrupt political convention, was supposed to cross his arms and join hands with the men on either side of him.
Defence, security issues were discussed in the meeting.
Artists welcome tourists as they arrive to board Cordelia cruise ship on their way from Mumbai to Lakshadweep, during a Kerala Tourism event, in Kochi.PTI Photo
A medic prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hands over a smart health card under the 'Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' (BSKY) scheme to a beneficiary, in Balangir district.PTI Photo
Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma during BJP State executive meeting, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.PTI Photo
Swami Adya Tiwari, prime accused in Mahant Narendra Giri death case, being produced in the District Court, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
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