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The North-East Steering India’s Look-East Policy

The Look East Policy of India, framed by the Narasimha Rao government in the early nineties, is a substantial manifestation of India’s focused foreign policy orientation towards South East Asia; an immensely resourceful and flourishing region. The economy of South East Asia is a virtually untapped... 

India Building Up ‘Look East’ Ties

Manmohan Singh discusses India-Japan relations with Japanese Prime Minister Naota Kan. (Photo: AP) PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh’s three-nation visit to Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan marks a reassertion of India’s resolve to pursue its “Look East Policy” to achieve its strategic,... 

What is India’s Look East Policy?

India’s Look East policy, which was initiated in 1991, marked a strategic shift in India’s perspective of the world. It was developed and enacted during the government of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and rigorously pursued by the successive governments of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan... 

Kaladan Multi-Modal Project In Myanmar

Lawngtlai District in South Mizoram... In April 2008, India and Myanmar signed an agreement on the US$110 million Kaladan multi-modal transit-cum-transport project, which would connect India’s land-locked Northeast with the southern coast of Myanmar. The project will be entirely funded by India... 

ASEAN-India: Trade In Goods Agreement

In 1991, India announced its ‘˜Look East’ Policy with a view to seeking greater engagement with East Asian countries building upon its historical links with these countries. India became a sectoral dialogue partner of the ASEAN in 1992. India became a Full Dialogue Partner of ASEAN at the... 

Moreh Draws Myanmar Students

IMPHAL, Dec 4: In the aftermath of the launch of formal border trade between India and Myanmar through Moreh and Tamu, a number of Myanmarese students have started coming to Moreh to learn English at private schools located at the border town on the Indian side. Myanmarese students are also studying... 

Machinery Gift Boosts Indo-Myanmar Ties

MOREH, Dec 5: To improve bilateral relation between the two neighboring countries, Government of India has provided a large quantity of equipments related to earth moving, surface transport, information and communication. On behalf of the Chief of Army, Government of India GOC 3 Corps Lt Gen NK Singh... 

India’s Look East Policy – A Review

‘India’s Look East Policy is not merely an external economic policy; it is also a strategic shift in India’s vision of the world and India’s place in the evolving global economy. Most of all it is about reaching out to our civilizational neighbors in South East Asia and East Asia‘–... 

Editorial: India’s Look-East Policy

What is the nature of ‘national self-interest’ which is driving India’s Look East policy? British Prime Minister David Cameron visited India in July soon after he took office, United States President Barack Obama made his high-profile visit earlier this month and more high profile... 

The Future Of North-East ‘”Need To Look East Or Look All Around

Intelligentsia and policy makers in most quarters of North-East and New Delhi popularly believe that the future prospects of development and political stability of North-East India lie in the ‘˜Look East’ policy. They stress that communication channels need to be drawn through Myanmar and... 

India And Myanmar: Looking East Through A Strategic Bridge

How significant is Myanmar to India‘s calculations? This paper examines the feasibility of closer India-Myanmar relations, under the larger diagram of India’s Asia-centric Look East Policy (LEP). It delves into the major obstacles, the headway made so far and avenues that hold the potential... 

China, Myanmar Plan High-Speed Rail Link

BEIJING: China and Myanmar will soon hold discussions on a high-speed rail link between the two countries that is expected to boost trade and economic development in the region, a media report said on Monday. The rail link, covering 1,920 km, will connect China’s Kunming city, the capital of Yunnan... 

North-East India In A New Asia

When we look back over the last four decades of government policies towards the Northeast and ask the question, ‘˜What is it that has driven India’s approach to the Northeast?’, there are four dominant paradigms that stand out ‘“ through policy statements, through actions of...