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EDITORIAL: Back To 1949: Is Delhi Up To It?

The first step and the most important, if we may add, towards solving an issue or a problem is to first recognize the fact that there is indeed something wrong that needs the immediate attention of the policy framers of the country. Once the problem is identified, then we can move on to the stage of... 

India-ASEAN Business Fair To Leverage Brand India

Delegates at the India-ASEAN business conclave 2011 in New Delhi. India’s search for economic and strategic space in changing world order resulted in ‘Look East’ Policy. The bedrock of this policy is to foster economic and security cooperation with our east neighboring countries. Believing in... 

India-ASEAN Business Fair and Business Conclave Kicks Off In New Delhi

Manipur delegates at the India-ASEAN Business Fair & Business Conclave 2011, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Image Credit: Naharolgi Thoudang. NEW DELHI, Mar 2: India-ASEAN Business Fair and Business Conclave-2011 kicked off at Pragati Maidan (Exhibition Ground), the venue of Asia’s largest business... 

Brisk Business Of Rhino Horns In Dimapur

After having its horn cut off by poachers an Indian rhino slowly dies. Image Credit: Bibhab Talukdar of Aaranyak of Assam. GUWAHATI: The commercial hub of Nagaland is doing brisk business by smuggling rhino horns to South-East Asian countries. From poachers to forest officials, all fingers unwaveringly... 

The Dragon Breathes On Neck, As We Look East

Chinese political influence or military presence astride oil routes. Image Credit: The Coloured Journal. Is India with her ‘intensified engagement’ in South East Asia through ‘Look East Policy’, capable enough of effectively facing the increased Chinese strategic options in the... 

Armed Conflict And Small Arms Proliferation In India’s North East

The human society is now drifting in the direction of a self-contradictory, multi-layered ‘˜new middle age’… a world in which the significance of territoriality declines and the range of the claimed authorities and conflicting types of legitimization expands dramatically ‘¦... 

China Outward Bound Through Myanmar

Image Credit: www.internationalsteam.co.uk CHIANG MAI – Myanmar is set to become an important regional rail hub connecting China and India with markets in Southeast Asia and beyond should proposed spending plans come to fruition. As with many infrastructure developments across the region, Beijing... 

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’s Look East Policy

File Photo... ASEAN+India Summit 2004 Analytical perspectives from the political, economic and military lenses Post-Cold War, India has an improved interest in South East Asia. India has to compete against a formidable rival, China, on many fronts. ERIC KOO PENG KUAN analyses what factors make the Look... 

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... 

BOOK REVIEW: Look East Policy & India’s North-East: Polemics and Perspectives

The Look East policy has emerged as one of the prominent foreign policy initiative India has undertaken in the post-Cold War period. It was launched in the year 1991 by the then Narasimha Rao Government with the aim of developing multifaceted relation with countries of Southeast Asia. Such aims include...