Prime Minister Narendra Modi is moving aggressively to expand India’s sphere of interest into Southeast Asia to counter China with a five-day visit to Indonesia this week, his first ever to Southeast Asia's largest country. After Indonesia, Modi will touch down briefly in Malaysia to congratulate the newly reinstated Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the 92-year-old strongman who returned to power May 9, before wrapping up his three-nation tour in Singapore where he will deliver the keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security meet, on June 1. He will be the first Indian Prime Minister to deliver this address.

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