Don’t just look East

Act East” sounds more promising than “Look East”. India’s Look East policy of engaging its neighbours in Southeast Asia and the adjoining region has been suffering from an odd inertia.


US warmly welcomes India's 'Act East' policy

Welcoming India's 'Act East' policy, the US said it is looking forward to welcome India more in the Asia Pacific region.

India and East Asia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Buddhist Diplomacy”

A definite shift in India’s Look East Policy is underway with added emphasis on Buddha diplomacy under the new dispensation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to market the Buddha card to the countries in the region as India is the place of origin of Dhamma and Sangha. 

Looking forward to summit meets during foreign trip: Modi

Ahead of his 10-day three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday tweeted that he was looking forward to the three major multi-lateral meetings of ASEAN, East Asia Summit and the G20, and also to meeting the leadership of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...