30 May '16, 8pm

Modi to host Singapore PM -- India looks to bolster defence ties with SE Asia

Modi to host Singapore PM -- India looks to bolster defence ties with SE Asia

NEW DELHI: India is looking to boost its Act East Policy even as southeast Asia struggles to cope with festering maritime disputes in the region. While defence minister Manohar Parrikar will look to expound on how India views the regional security situation at the Shangri La Dialogue later this week, PM Narendra Modi is also hoping to host his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in September this year. Top government sources here said India was in touch with Singapore to finalise dates for PM Lee's visit. The 2 countries had signed a strategic partnership agreement last year when Modi visited Singapore. The Modi government is looking to encourage more investment from Singapore for development of urban centres in India. While Singapore remains government's most important partner for sustainable smart city development and other urban solutions, India is also looking to enh...

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