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Asean and Singapore crucial to India, says Modi at Singapore Lecture

He says India will engage with Asean, including S'pore, as his country builds the India of its dreams

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam after delivering the 37th Singapore Lecture. Mr Tharman chaired the event organised by the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.


LAYING out a broad roadmap of India's foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that as his country engages with the Asia under its "Act East" policy, the Asean region in general - and Singapore in particular - will be "at the centre" of this policy, as India