An anonymous leaker has made public the secret terms of the India-Seychelles agreement to develop a military facility on Assumption Island.
While commercial ties between India and Vietnam are far from their potential, President Tran Dai Quang’s upcoming visit to Delhi is a sign of strong strategic convergence.
The snub comes amid rising tensions between India and the Maldives and China’s bid for a larger footprint in the Indian Ocean Region.
Vijay Gokhale’s trip comes two months after national security advisor Ajit Doval met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi in Delhi.
The Pakistani military and government remain circumspect about the planned deployment of a thousand troops to Saudi Arabia.
The Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s words are unlikely to budge the Modi government, which is more concerned about China’s influence in Myanmar.