August 13, 2013, New Delhi

Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs, India spoke on the topic “India’s Economic Integration with Asia ” at the Russian Centre in New Delhi on August 13, 2013.

Dr. Abhishek Manu SInghvi, MP chaired the session while comments were provided by Dr. Ajay Chhibber, Director General, Independent Evaluation, GoI and former Assistant Secretary General, UN and Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research.

India needs to have a cognitive and accommodative conversation with China and called for an integrated approach towards engaging Asian countries to face the various economic, political and social challenges. The conversation should be accommodative from time to time with domestic need. India and China would work together one day but not today, as it’s too early – Salman Khurshid, External Affairs Minister.