Date: Dec 04, 2020
Friday Afternoon Talk | India’s Northeast: A gateway to wider cooperative architecture in East and Southeast Asia

This webinar will be broadcast from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. IST.

Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and a link through which you can join the discussion.

Despite increasing uncertainties and challenges, especially on the domestic economy due to the pandemic — India has been consistently reiterating its goals of bilateral and multilateral engagements with its counterparts including the greater Indo-Pacific. A ‘strong, stable and prosperous Northeast’ has been one of the key agendas to create a mutually complementing framework of institutions for ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East Policy’ within the narrative of ‘connectivity, commerce, and cultural commonalities.’ In India’s diplomatic strategies, the Northeast region is therefore regaining its focus as a gateway to wider cooperative architecture engaging the countries of the Bay of Bengal region, the members of ASEAN as well as other stakeholders in the region (i.e. states like Japan and transnational agencies like the Asian Development Bank).

This webinar will assess the status, strategy and challenges of bilateral and multilateral development between India — her immediate and extended neighbours — and importance of Northeast in it.

This event is in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.