This week’s summit in New Delhi brings together an age-old coalition that goes back to the Tamil Chulia Indian diaspora in Malaysia, and could serve to keep economic and geopolitical parity in Asia.
The challenges are many, but so are the rewards of re-engaging with this familiar stranger.
Karim Raslan is a well-known Southeast Asian commentator and columnist. Follow Karim on Twitter: @fromKMR | Instagram: fromkmr
This article is published in collaboration with Ceritalah ASEAN. It is also published on the South China Morning Post.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own.
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