Narendra Modi Wants To “Act East” But Catching Up With China Won’t Be Easy

Pretty Photo, Paltry Trade. (Image Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun) India’s “Look East” policy has transformed into the “Act East” policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he seeks to reinvigorate New Delhi’s relationship with Southeast Asia. At the annual summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Myanmar on Nov. 12, Modi laid emphasis on the re-engagement...

State’s Trade Potential Tabled At SASEC Summit At Nepal

IMPHAL, Nov 7: The State’s transport infrastructure and trade potential were tabled at the South Asia Socio Economic Cooperation (SASEC) working committee submit held at Kathmandu, Nepal on November 4. SASEC is a regional economic forum of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Transport infrastructure and trade and commercial activities are being developed/promoted in SASEC countries...

Myanmar Rises In India’s Strategic Calculus

English: Burma (Myanmar) (dark green) / ASEAN (dark grey) (Image Credit: Wikipedia) India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Myanmar on Aug 8-11 to attend a number of meetings held in Nay Pyi Taw to boost New Delhi’s ties with ASEAN and other Asia-Pacific nations. Swaraj also held bilateral talks with the leaders of the host country, Myanmar, as part of the Narendra Modi government’s...