FB   
 
Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies
 
 

 
Indo-Pacific Forum

India is one of Singapore’s oldest and closest friends. Last year, as Singapore celebrated 50 years of independence, we also toasted the 50 years of diplomatic relations with India.

 

In a significant visit, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has embarked on a five-day tour of India to bolster bilateral ties. There’s no denying the fact that Singapore is an important contact country for India. The former’s position within the Asean grouping means New Delhi has a valuable partner in Southeast Asia that can help facilitate its interests in that part of the world. This is especially important in the context of India’s Act East policy of boosting commercial and strategic connections with East and Southeast Asia.

 

A conference organised in Singapore on the challenges and opportunities for countries in the Indian Ocean Region, underlined the crucial role of IOR players globally in economic, cultural and political spheres.

 

Global community needs to look for regional options as UN sanctions have failed. However, China must be taken into confidence before any serious step is taken against Kim, otherwise the dictator may trigger a regional war.

 
The Asean summits on September 6-7 followed by the India-Asean Summit and East Asia Summit on September 8 in Vientiane provided the platform for India’s high-profile role in the region.  
 
India has always considered Vietnam as a vital link in its Look East or Act East policy. Relations between the two, buttressed by strong historical connections, have expanded quite impressively  in recent years.  
 

It is known that historically, Indian Ocean was a ‘highway’ linking great multitudes across vast geographies. As the Indian connectivity vision and capabilities expand, this critical role can actually be played by this vast ocean again. Read full speech inside:

 

It is known that historically, Indian Ocean was a ‘highway’ linking great multitudes across vast geographies. As the Indian connectivity vision and capabilities expand, this critical role can actually be played by this vast ocean again. Read full speech inside:

 

Decades after his death, Nehru’s words echo in the South China Sea: As a rising China flexes its muscles, building and buffering reefs and rocks in its self-proclaimed maritime oceanic backyard—South China Sea—claiming the area covered by an ambiguous U-shaped ‘nine-dash line’ invoking what it calls ‘historic rights’.

 

Singapore’s former president S.R. Nathan (SRN), who passed away on August 22, was among the principal architects of the city-state along with the legendary Lee Kuan Yew. Among the less-known of his contributions (some of them bordering on the extraordinary) was building India-Singapore ties — and by extension, the Indo-ASEAN relationship that was at the core of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s “look east policy”.

 


< Previous ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 27 ... Next > 

(total 264 results)

Review
 
 
 
 
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India between 7th and 10th of April and plethoras of agreements are likely to be signed then. Among the various agreements, the two countries will be signing the defence cooperation agreement which  has been getting the most attention. 
 
read-more
The Congress needs to come up with a more aspirational narrative than that of the BJP. The party doesn’t lack talent, but its leadership clearly lacks hunger and enthusiasm required for winning elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.
 
read-more
 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh for South Asia Monitor.
 
read-more
Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
 
read-more
spotlight image 'Covert military actions or surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan have limited utility that won't change the mind of the Pakistan Army or the ISI  which sponsor cross-border terrorism
 
read-more
In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
 
read-more
Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
read-more
Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
read-more
spotlight image No First Use as a nuclear deterrent without additional caveats should work well enough
 
read-more
Column-image

India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
Column-image

The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
Column-image

What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
Column-image

What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
Column-image

Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
Subscribe to our newsletter
Archive