Year 2022 declared as ASEAN-India Friendship year

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Year 2022 declared as ASEAN-India Friendship year

The year 2022 has been declared as the ASEAN-India Friendship Year, as ASEAN and India celebrate 30 years of partnership.

Important facts

  • A series of events have been planned to celebrate the occasion throughout the year.

  • An Indian media delegation is visiting Singapore and Cambodia as part of the ASEAN-India Media Exchange Program from November 8 to 13.

  • In the first leg of the visit, the delegation visited the Singapore-India Chambers of Commerce and Industries (SICCI).

  • The delegation exchanged views on India-Singapore relations with a special focus on business-friendly policies and business expectations.

Evolution of India -ASEAN relationship 

  • India was initially made a sectoral partner by ASEAN in 1992. With the increasing depth in the relationships the status was changed to a Dialogue Partner in 1996.

  • In 2022 the relationship was further upgraded to Summit level

  • And finally in 2012 it was elevated to Strategic partnership.

Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN)

  • It was set up in 1967 as a group of South-East Asian nations.

  • At present there are 10 members in the group.

  • They are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

    The headquarters of ASEAN: Jakarta, Indonesia.

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