NEW DELHI, India, The ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit (AICS), began in the Indian capital today (Monday), with the theme of Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century.

The two-day meeting is being attended by senior ministers from India and the ASEAN countries, according to the Indian External Affairs Ministry.

India is being represented at the summit by Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, Communications Minister, Manoj Sinha, and junior Foreign Minister, V.K. Singh.

From ASEAN, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Phan Tam and Cambodia's Secretary of State, at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Tauch Chankosal, are taking part in the meeting.

"AICS aims to accelerate existing connectivity prospects, identify issues of concern, evolve suitable policy recommendations, and develop strategies to enhance economic, industrial and trade relations, between ASEAN and India," the Indian External Affairs Ministry said, in a statement.