What is ASEAN?

What is ASEAN?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was set up in 1967 with the marking of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration).

India’s relationship with ASEAN has advanced from the ‘Look East Policy’ in 1991 to ‘Act East Policy’ in 2014 which drove India to turn into a Sectoral accomplice of ASEAN in 1992, a Dialog accomplice in 1996, Summit-level Partner in 2002 and Strategic Partner in 2012.


The fourth ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) was coordinated in Philippines.

India went to the 31st ASEAN highest point, 25th ASEAN India culmination, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ gatherings and ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Philippines.

The primary ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit was facilitated by India in December, 2017. The culmination planned to quicken existing network possibilities. Its center territories are Infrastructure, Roadways, Shipping, Digital, Finance, Energy and Aviation.

Heads of the ten ASEAN nations visited India on the event of the Republic Day. The Delhi Declaration was to stamp the 25th commemoration of the ASEAN-India Dialog Partnership.

Delhi Declaration

India and ASEAN consented to expand collaboration in battling fanaticism and other transnational wrongdoings, for example, illegal exploitation, unlawful medication dealing, digital wrongdoing and theft.

Reinforce ASEAN-India financial relations by viably actualizing the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area, and strengthening endeavors towards making a RCEP in the district.

ASEAN and India additionally consented to coordinate for the protection of marine assets, in the flight and sea transport areas, advance development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, extend relations in science and innovative trade, actualize an ASEAN-India Space Cooperation Program, and empower private area venture.

The statement requires the early fruition of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway Project and be additionally reached out to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.


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