Author : Ashok Sajjanhar

Issue BriefsPublished on May 12, 2023 PDF Download
ballistic missiles,Defense,Doctrine,North Korea,Nuclear,PLA,SLBM,Submarines

Taking Stock of India’s ‘Act East Policy’

In the past two years, India has been working not only to Look to its eastern neighbours but to Act with them, too. Indeed, the government’s ‘Act East Policy’ has taken positive steps towards building closer relationships with India’s partners. But how different has the policy been from its predecessor, the Look East Policy? This paper examines the motivations for launching the Act East Policy and what it has accomplished so far. It also describes the imperatives of the future, if the policy is to deliver the desired results in promoting India’s interests in the strategic, security, economic and cultural spheres, in the region and beyond.

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Ashok Sajjanhar

Ashok Sajjanhar

Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar has worked for the Indian Foreign Service for over three decades. He was the ambassador of India to Kazakhstan Sweden and Latvia ...

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