In Pics: Launch of India-Singapore: The Next Phase business and innovation summit

On the morning of Monday, September 9, the India-Singapore: The Next Phase business and innovation summit inaugurated at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

A highlight of the opening event included the dialogue session between the two foreign ministers of India and Singapore: Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. The session was moderated by Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh.

Connected to India brings you to the grounds of the India-Singapore summit with pictures straight from the scene.   

India-Singapore: The Next Phase business and innovation summit inaugurates on Monday, September 9, at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Photo: Connected to India
India-Singapore: The Next Phase business and innovation summit inaugurates on Monday, September 9, at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Photo: Connected to India
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group, seen at the summit. Photo: Connected to India
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group, seen at the summit. Photo: Connected to India
Kishore Kumar Poludasu, Country Head of SBI in Singapore, seen at the summit. Photo: Connected to India
Kishore Kumar Poludasu, Country Head of SBI in Singapore, seen at the summit. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, India, arriving with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, India, arriving with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore. Photo: Connected to India
Legendary orator Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore, kicking off the India-Singapore summit with an opening speech. Photo: Connected to India
His Excellency Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore, kicking off the India-Singapore summit with an opening speech. Photo: Connected to India
The Ministerial Plenary session was themed 'India Singapore: The Next Phase of Strategic Partnership
The Ministerial Plenary session was themed 'India Singapore: The Next Phase of Strategic Partnership". Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh moderated the session. Photo: Connected to India
Taking a leaf out of Professor Tommy Koh's book, Dr Jaishankar delivered his keynote in
Taking a leaf out of Professor Tommy Koh's book, Dr Jaishankar delivered his keynote in "three points" – which is Professor Koh's signature style. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Balakrishnan gave the audience a brief history lesson on India's trade and GDP. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Balakrishnan gave the audience a brief history lesson on India's trade and GDP. Photo: Connected to India
Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large, Professor Tommy Koh. Photo: Connected to India.
Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large, Professor Tommy Koh. Photo: Connected to India.
Dr Jaishankar speaks about India's position on foreign policy and economic relations. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Jaishankar speaks about India's position on foreign policy and economic relations. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Balakrishnan shares Singapore's approach towards bilateral relations and strategic partnerships. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Balakrishnan shares Singapore's approach towards bilateral relations and strategic partnerships. Photo: Connected to India
Both foreign ministers painted optimistic views on the future of India-Singapore links. Photo: Connected to India
Both foreign ministers painted optimistic views on the future of India-Singapore links. Photo: Connected to India
Professor Koh and Dr Jaishankar. Photo: Connected to India
Professor Koh and Dr Jaishankar. Photo: Connected to India
The two foreign ministers deflecting Professor Koh's tough questions to the Andhra Pradesh minister sitting in the audience. Photo: Connected to India
The two foreign ministers deflecting Professor Koh's tough questions to the Andhra Pradesh minister sitting in the audience. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Jaishankar. Photo: Connected to India
Dr Jaishankar. Photo: Connected to India
Since we are in the age of social media... can you guess what they are about to do? Photo: Connected to India
Since we are in the age of social media... can you guess what they are about to do? Photo: Connected to India
Dr Balakrishnan is well-known for his 'selfie diplomacy' ;) remember his viral selfie with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un last year? Photo: Connected to India
Dr Balakrishnan is well-known for his 'selfie diplomacy' ;) remember his viral selfie with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un last year? Photo: Connected to India
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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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