US India Global Review 2018

22 US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW APRIL-JUNE 2018 “A SEAN (Association of South East Nations) and India have the vigour and enthusiasm of their youth and wisdom, and under- standing of their ancient civilisa- tions. Rapidly developing India and ASEAN can be great partners for each other. We are both keen to enhance our cooperation in advancing balance, peace and stability in the region.” These words by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he enunciated India’s Act East Policy at the East Asia summit in Myanmar, only reiterated India’s intent of not being reluctant or shying away India’s Act East Policy : From ASEAN to the Pacific By Sudarshan Ramabadran ACTING EAST PM Narendra Modi in a retreat meeting with the ASEAN Heads of State/Governments, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 25, 2018. Photo: PIB