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ASEAN-India relations to be raised to RI’s highest peak

  • Liza Yosephine

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 30 2017   /  01:21 am

Two Indian nationals are set to climb Mount Jayawijaya, also known as Mount Carstensz, in Indonesia’s Papua province, to plant the flags of India, Indonesia and ASEAN on the highest peak in Southeast Asia to mark strengthening diplomatic relations.

The two mountaineers, Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandrasekhar, said they were honored to be part of the commemoration of 25 years of relations between India and ASEAN this year, which also falls on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN.

On Monday, the two, who are set to embark on their 20-day expedition at the beginning of June, attended a ceremony at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta that marked the official handover of the three flags to be hoisted at the peak of the mountain called Puncak Jaya, or Carstensz’s 4,884-meter-high point.

Siddhanta said he had been on an ongoing journey to climb th...