India and Asean: Four bridges to closer ties

In the days of yore, Indian culture and influence spread across various parts of South-east Asia, mostly by the sea route.

Fast forward to the present and connectivity - via land, sea and air - has become the new buzzword in Asean-India ties. The theme of the recently concluded Delhi Dialogue was "Strengthening India-Asean Maritime Cooperation".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2018, with the headline 'India and Asean: Four bridges to closer ties'. Print Edition | Subscribe