How Narendra Modi’s India is tiptoeing towards Taiwan

When Tsai Ing-wen was elected the first woman president of Taiwan in 2016, the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shied away from sending any official representatives or lawmakers to attend her inauguration, mindful of its ties to mainland China.

Four years later, after Tsai won re-election, New Delhi’s political considerations had changed such that Modi saw fit to dispatch two Indian lawmakers to attend her oath-taking ceremony virtually as the coronavirus pandemic took hold worldwide.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Aseanplus News

Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (Feb 24)
Indonesia's new senior minister embarks on post-election reconciliation trail
Offline cyberthreats decreasing steadily in Vietnam
Selangor Sultan grants audience to Nga
Dior postpones Hong Kong fashion show
MetMalaysia: 12 localities in four states to experience heatwave up to 37 degrees celcius
Political parties in Cambodia wrap up campaign for senate election
Public warned against illnesses from El Nino
148 Thais among 689 people held over online gambling, scams in Myanmar border town
Twice’s new EP celebrates youth, love and friendship

Others Also Read