India has sought to build the traditional friendly relations with the resource rich Central Asian region through its Connect Central Asia policy in the past decade.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has begun her fourth term in office with a relatively younger team.
Bhutan’s newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering’s first foreign visit as prime minister to India was an opportunity to review bilateral relations in the decade since Bhutan adopted parliamenta
The past year has seen an improvement in ties with two countries of major interest to India; namely China and Russia.
India and Maldives recalibrated their ties with the state visit of newly elected Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to India in his first visit abroad as President.
India and Myanmar share close, strategic ties and President Ram Nath Kovind’s state visit to the eastern neighbour is an indicator of India’s strong support to the Myanmar government.
Multilateral international summits are great meeting places as various leaders meet in different groups and separately on a bilateral basis.
India and Pakistan inaugurated this week the building of the Kartarpur corridor to provide-visa free access to Indian pilgrims to the most revered Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur in Pakistan.
The Quadrilateral had its meeting last week, when officials from the four member countries, Japan, Australia, India and the US met on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Singapore.
Political turmoil in the neighbourhood is always a cause of concern in the region.