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The India-ASEAN Delhi Dialogue is an annual international conference of political and economic leaders, officials, academics and opinion-makers of ASEAN countries with their Indian counterparts to discuss how to intensify and broaden political, strategic, economic and civil society interaction between the two regions.

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The India-ASEAN Delhi Dialogue is an annual international conference of political and economic leaders, officials, academics and opinion-makers of ASEAN countries with their Indian counterparts to discuss how to intensify and broaden political, strategic, economic and civil society interaction between the two regions.

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Delhi Dialogue I

DELHI DIALOGUE I
REGIONAL SECURITY & COOPERATION DIALOGUE
21-22 JANUARY, 2009, N.DELHI

HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF INAUGURAL SESSION

Highlights

  • World is facing twin threat of terror & global economic crisis
  • Need to form a security cooperation and develop a new regional security architecture and framework
  • India-ASEAN trade crossed US $ 38 billion in 2007-08 and is expected to reach US $ 50 billion by 2010
  • Inter-linkages provide the basis for exploring the possibility of regional financial arrangements
  • ASEAN- India together represents 1.7 billion people and a GDP of US$ 2.4 trillion. The potential for cooperation is immense.
  • Important to bridge the intra-ASEAN development gaps and focus on collaborating in vital areas such as health care, disaster management, R&D and technology development, amongst others
  • India-ASEAN FTA is become a blueprint for the way forward between the two regions

 

HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SESSION ON:

ENERGY SECURITY:
THE WAY FORWARD FOR ASEAN AND INDIA
  • India’s energy requirements are expected to increase by 71% between 2003 and 2030.
  • India and ASEAN are already cooperating with each other in the area of energy, but there is far more potential, looking at the energy needs of India.
  • It is important that all countries to be energy efficient, innovative and find better ways of conserving energy and using renewable sources of energy.
  • No conflict between India and ASEAN and there is lot of potential for further cooperation.

HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS’ OF THE SESSION ON:

GLOBAL FINANCIAL TURMOIL:
ECONOMIC SECURITY CONCERNS FOR INDIA & ASEAN

  • Globalization on one hand offers great opportunity; on other hand it exposes to great risks. It is important not to underestimate them and put in place a mechanism to help absorb shock and mitigate damage
  • Important to have public & private dimensions to creating capacity
  • Broad thrust towards greater integration within the region would be a significant shock absorber
  • Need to take advantage of the opportunities that regions offer
  • Important to strengthen social security nets
  • Need to form a cohesive, coherent platform to contribute to reform of the global financial architecture.

HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SESSION ON:

ASEAN – INDIA CONNECTIVITY, LOGISTICS & SECURITY CONCERNS

  • Connectivity between the ASEAN region and India multiplied manifold, which has had a positive impact on economy, tourism and political relations
  • Tourism has become a measure for global integration
  • Regional cooperation and integration is an important tool for inclusive growth
  • Tourism is a significant contributor to the intra-regional cooperation and strengthening of sub-regional security

 

VALEDICTORY SESSION:

Enhancing India's Connectivity with ASEAN:
Challenges and Opportunities

  • Economic integration or connectivity between ASEAN and India can be developed by a good combination of economic integration, air enhancing connectivity and industrial development in India.
  • ASEAN and India will have to ensure that their markets are realigned to meet the demands of the FTA as such arrangements may have short term impact on the economies.
  • India - ASEAN should have a great voice in the global financial architecture and governance so that better steps can be taken in future to combat any financial crisis.

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