Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM’s Keynote Address at Shangri La Dialogue on 01 Jun, 2018

I am happy to be here in a special year, in a landmark year of India’s relationship with ASEAN

For thousands of years, Indians have turned to the East

Singapore is our springboard to ASEAN. It has been, for centuries, a gateway for India to the broader East

Oceans had an important place in Indian consciousness since pre-Vedic times. Thousands of years ago, Indus Valley Civilisation as well as Indian peninsula had maritime trade

The Indian Ocean has shaped much of India’s history and it now holds the key to our future

Three years ago, in Mauritius, I described our vision in one word – SAGAR, which means ocean in Hindi. And, S.A.G.A.R. stands for Security and Growth for All in the Region

With each Southeast Asian country, we have growing political, economic and defence ties