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Asean and India: 25 years and beyond

If both sides use their historical and cultural links to tackle today's challenges and build bridges for the future, their youth and the next generation stand to gain the most.

With the Asean-India Free Trade Area (AIFTA), Asean-India trade rose steadily from US$2.9 billion in 1993 to US$58.4 billion in 2016.

WHILE we commemorate 25 years of Asean-India relations, India's ties with Southeast Asia date back more than 2,000 years. Ancient trade between India and countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand is well-documented. South-east Asian cultures, traditions and languages have been profoundly...

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