Rejecting RCEP not about stepping back from Act East policy, says Jaishankar​

Delivering the fourth Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture in New Delhi, Jaishankar added that no agreement was better than a "bad agreement".


India rejects RCEP, 15 other nations including Singapore move closer to signing deal

The 15 member nations are working out the final details of the pact without India with a few issues to be resolved early next year with the...


India decides to not join RCEP agreement, says deal 'does not address concerns'

India has reportedly decided to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement over its concerns not being...


Modi calls for FTA rethink, greater links with ASEAN during his Thailand visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four-day trip to Thailand welcomed a decision for a relook at a free trade agreement (FTA)...


Modi to attend RCEP, ASEAN-India summits in Thailand

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Thailand from November 2-4 to attend the ASEAN-India summits, East Asia and Regional...


India will not sign any free-trade agreement in a rush, says Piyush Goyal

Goyal said that India will enter into an FTA or comprehensive partnership agreements on its own terms and based on what is best for the...


Trade agreements must balance economic merit and strategic interests, says Jaishankar

Trade agreements must be a balance of strategic interests and economic merit said Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar at the Start-Up and...