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In China's shadow, ASEAN leaders look to India for maritime security

(From L to R) Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Myanmar President Thein Sein pose during a group photo session at the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur

(From L to R) Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indian Prime Minister...more

(From L to R) Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Myanmar President Thein Sein pose during a group photo session at the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur
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Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. Southeast Asian nations and India vowed on Thursday to step up cooperation on maritime security, a move that comes amid tension with China in the potentially oil- and gas-rich South China Sea. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. Southeast Asian nations and India vowed on Thursday to step up cooperation on maritime security, a move...more

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. Southeast Asian nations and India vowed on Thursday to step up cooperation on maritime security, a move that comes amid tension with China in the potentially oil- and gas-rich South China Sea. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. Southeast Asian nations and India vowed on Thursday to step up cooperation on maritime security, a move that comes amid tension with China in the potentially oil- and gas-rich South China Sea. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. Southeast Asian nations and India vowed on Thursday to step up cooperation on maritime security, a move...more

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi December 20, 2012. Southeast Asian nations and India vowed on Thursday to step up cooperation on maritime security, a move that comes amid tension with China in the potentially oil- and gas-rich South China Sea. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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