India hosted the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa where Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a peaceful, balanced and stable world. In this issue we do a review of the far reaching decisions taken at the BRICS and BIMSTEC Outreach Summits. Also, over the years India has nurtured close bonds of friendship with ASEAN nations. The relationship has deepened as the collaboration steps up across a range of economic and strategic issues. The next year will be a historic milestone in the ties between ASEAN-India as it will celebrate 25 years of dialogue partnership, 15 years of summit level interaction and five years of strategic partnership. We do a comprehensive review of the 25 years of India-ASEAN relationship. Other important reads are the stories exploring Khajuraho Temples, Great Rann of Kutch and Nagaland, and detailing the history of India’s coastal cuisine and the journey of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn.
The flagship magazine of the Ministry of External Affairs , Government of India, India Perspectives, is printed in 16 languages and goes to 170 countries, disseminating interesting information about India's rich culture and tradition. It balances a unique visual appeal with informative and interesting articles that talk about how India is embracing contemporary trends in art and lifestyle, along with the new strides being taken in the fields of science and technology and space.