Deepening of India-ASEAN Ties Reflected in Upgrade to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership on 30th Anniversary


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India’s ASEAN relationship was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership at the 19th India-ASEAN summit on November 12 in Phnom Penh, which is the capital of the current ASEAN chair Cambodia. This was a true reflection of India’s deepening relationship with ASEAN over 30 years, particularly in the last five years. It was also the 30th anniversary commemorative summit to mark the India-ASEAN dialogue partnership. All ASEAN leaders were in New Delhi for the 25th commemorative summit in January 2018, when they were also chief guests at the Republic Day parade that year. There was some quite a buzz among...