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 Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Japan, Australian and Vietnam counterparts Shinzo Abe, Malcolm Turnbull and Nguyễn Xuân Phúc respectively. In his maiden visit to the Philippines as the prime minister, Narendra Modi is attending the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila. PM Modi yesterday held “very expansive” talks with US President Donald Trump during which the two leaders carried out a “broad review” of the strategic landscape in Asia, signalling deeper cooperation by the two countries in dealing with sensitive security issues confronting the region. The talks between the two leaders came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held their first meeting to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the Indo-Pacific region “free and open”. Apart from the 10 ASEAN Member states, East Asia Summit includes India, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Russia

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Track Live updates of PM Narendra Modi in Manila to attend ASEAN summit

9:30 am: The two countries are going to have a “strong relationship and it’s going to get stronger” under this president, he said.

9:27 am: Shah, the highest-ranking Indian-American ever in the White House press wing said that US-India relationship should stand on its own leg and “not be contingent” on any other relationship.

9:24 am: The India-US relationship is going to get stronger and better under the Trump administration in a wide range of areas, including regional security issues, trade and economy, terrorism, a senior White House official has said.

9:21 am: “India is a natural ally of the United States, because of the shared commitment to democracy and to counter terrorism, and because the region is so vital to the US security,” Raj Shah, the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary, told a group of Indian reporters.

9:18 am: Shah’s comments came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held their second bilateral meeting in Manila on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

9:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines.

9:12 am: Before meeting with Abe, Prime Minister Modi met his Vietnamese counterpart Nguy?n Xuân Phúc here.

9:09 am: Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull.

8:50 AM: Two months after launching India’s first bullet train, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Manila.

8:27 am: ASEAN skies and beyond will soon be dotted with the ASEAN emblem as Air Asia launches today its I❤ASEAN campaign as a tribute to ASEAN50.

8:20 am: PM Narendra Modi paid homage to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

8:17 am: Advancing cooperation with Australia…PM Narendra Modi held talks with PM Malcolm Turnbull in Manila this morning, the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

8:14 am:  Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam met Narendra Modi and discussed furthering India-Vietnam partnership in vital sectors including trade and people-to-people ties, the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

8:08 am: PM Narendra Modi has met Vietnam PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Manila.

8:05 am: Bilateral meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Manila.