India - East Asia

Chronology from Sep 2015 to Dec 2015

: Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visits India.

: PM Modi makes an official visit to Singapore, the second since his attendance at the funeral of Lee Kwan Yew.

: PM Modi visits Malaysia for bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak, and also to participate in the 10th East Asia Summit and the 13th ASEAN-India Summit.

: China’s Vice President Li Yuanchao visits India; beginning his trip in Maharashtra and proceeding to West Bengal before holding official meetings in Delhi.

: Vice President Ansari visits Indonesia where he delivers a speech entitled “Indonesia and India: Companion Souls, Strategic Partners.”

: India’s Cabinet approves an MoU between the India-Taipei Association (ITA) in Taipei and Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) in India for cooperation in the field of micro, small, and medium enterprises.

: Malabar-15, the 19th iteration of the US-India naval exercise, is held in the Bay of Bengal and for the second time includes Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF).

: Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. DelRosario visits India for the third Joint Commission Meeting on Bilateral Relations.

: Vivian Balakrishnan, minister of foreign affairs of Singapore, visits India to co-chair the fourth India-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee (JCM) Meeting.

: Adm. RK Dhowan, chief of the Naval Staff makes an official visit to Australia to participate in the annual Sea Power Conference and “to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives as well as explore new avenues.”

: Vice President Hamid Ansari visits Laos where he signs two MoUs.

: Vice President Ansari visits Cambodia and meets Prime Minister Hun Sen.

: Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visits Thailand and Vietnam.

: Australian Minister of Defence Kevin Andrews makes a four-day visit to India including to attend the second Australia-India Defense Ministers’ Dialogue.

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