An Annual Leaders’ led forum for dialogue on broad strategic, political and economic issues of common interest and concern with the aim of promoting peace, stability and economic prosperity in East Asia. EAS has been actively striving to contribute to a rules-based approach in managing interstate relations in the region; promotes strategic trust; and help ensure transparent and predictable behavior. At the forum, it is common for leaders from 18 EAS participating countries to participate and intervene on issues of common concern.
From the Indian side, the Prime Minister of India participates and intervenes at the plenary session, on various regional and international issues of common concern. The EAS Summit and ASEAN-India Summit are usually held in October-November every year.