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Act East through Northeast: Success depends on implementing CMs’ suggestions
May 25, 2018

Act East through Northeast: Success depends on implementing CMs’ suggestions

Considering the complexities and ground realities, development in Northeast will require special handling.

'Act East' for better connectivity
Jun 25, 2015

'Act East' for better connectivity

The motor vehicles agreement between BBIN nations is a welcome development and marks a good beginning. But now what is needed is a sustainable approach to infrastructure development in the region.

Is Myanmar impeding India’s Act East Policy?
Mar 27, 2024

Is Myanmar impeding India’s Act East Policy?

Growing political instability in Myanmar is hindering India from achieving its Act East Policy objectives

Minding the gaps in India’s act east policy
Sep 21, 2018

Minding the gaps in India’s act east policy

New Delhi’s approach to Southeast Asia within the wider Indo-Pacific region is strategically sound but has limits.

New Delhi doesn't seem committed to its own Act East policy
Nov 09, 2015

New Delhi doesn't seem committed to its own Act East policy

The Vietnamese are carefully balancing their ties. At one level they maintain healthy party-to-party ties with China and seek to boost trade and investment from China. On the other, they want to build better ties with the US, Japan and India to offset the Chinese.

President Kovind’s Manila visit: India’s Act East policy gets a further push
Oct 31, 2019

President Kovind’s Manila visit: India’s Act East policy gets a further push

Philippines is now seen as a key country in India’s Act East policy and its engagement with the ASEAN.

RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy
Jan 06, 2015

RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy

In the light of the fact that India is not a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is important for the country to forge a deal in RCEP. In the current scenario, there have been increasing attempts by Indo-Pacific region members to voice growing concerns regarding Non Tariff barriers hindering trade prospects in the regional bloc.

South Korea and Modi's Act East Policy
May 22, 2015

South Korea and Modi's Act East Policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to South Korea has further strengthened and expanded India-Korea strategic and economic ties. Modi's call to take the bilateral relationship to a higher level was responded positively by the South Korean leadership.

South Korea's 'Act West' policy to match India's 'Act East'
May 30, 2015

South Korea's 'Act West' policy to match India's 'Act East'

The combination of Indian demography, Korean technology, its value for money aspects, and the government support has made Korean companies in India quite successful, according to the Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai, Mr. Kim Kyungsoo.

50 years of India–Bangladesh relations: Marking maturity
Mar 25, 2021

50 years of India–Bangladesh relations: Marking maturity

The future will present itself with an abundance of opportunities to help the two countries to reach a new plane of bilateral relations higher than ev

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’
Jul 24, 2023

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’

Since his assumption to power in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been slowly stretching the arm of the country’s foreign policy into Pacific waters in furtherance of the ‘Act East’ policy. While India’s relationship with the Pacific island states (read, not Australia and New Zealand) is quite unestablished, Modi is attempting to set the foundations for prosperous future cooperation. In the form of a guidebook for India on Pa

A maritime stretch: Modi in Southeast Asia
May 30, 2018

A maritime stretch: Modi in Southeast Asia

A more concerted and intensive engagement will serve both India and Indonesia well

Acting East through the Mekong sub-region
Sep 05, 2016

Acting East through the Mekong sub-region

An important element of the Act East policy is using cultural diplomacy to further India’s interests.

Acting East: Indian defence co-operation in Asia
Sep 05, 2019

Acting East: Indian defence co-operation in Asia

India must remember that it is only by exporting to Asia that it can transform its ‘Act East’ policy from being a tokenistic one into an influenti

Army exercise showcases growing India-Singapore defence collaboration
Apr 18, 2019

Army exercise showcases growing India-Singapore defence collaboration

The broader convergence of strategic interests between India and Singapore is the driving factor for these engagements.

Bangladesh-India connectivity: Passage through Tripura
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh-India connectivity: Passage through Tripura

The relationship between Bangladesh and Tripura is a long one; it is civilisational, historical, lingual, and cultural.

Bangladesh–India ties: Crossing a threshold
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh–India ties: Crossing a threshold

All ties need constant nurturing. Challenges old and new will constantly require resolution.

BBIN initiative: Less euphoria, more realism
Sep 05, 2016

BBIN initiative: Less euphoria, more realism

Before India can reap any real economic benefits, it should take cognizance that social challenges prevailing euphoria over BBIN, has gone unnoticed.

BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?
Jan 02, 2015

BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?

The current Indian government has given clear indicators that it is likely to place regional integration high on its economic diplomacy agenda, be it SAARC, ASEAN or BCIM. The last two are especially important to India's Act East Policy.

Can India and Australia anchor a ‘Coalition of Middle Powers’ in the Indo-Pacific?
Jun 03, 2020

Can India and Australia anchor a ‘Coalition of Middle Powers’ in the Indo-Pacific?

Australia seems to be looking to establish a multipolar Indo-Pacific order and ensuring that no single power dominates it.

Changing landmarks in Indo-Russian economic relations: The Vladivostock summit and beyond
Sep 16, 2019

Changing landmarks in Indo-Russian economic relations: The Vladivostock summit and beyond

The Putin-Modi summit as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok was a step further in Indo-Russian relations.

COVID-19 crises: Northeast India and the Sikkimese miracle
May 02, 2020

COVID-19 crises: Northeast India and the Sikkimese miracle

It is imperative that the Northeastern region be a major catalyst for India’s foreign policy in the immediate Southeast Asian neighbourhood.

Covid-19: Breathing new life into ‘Make in India’
Aug 19, 2020

Covid-19: Breathing new life into ‘Make in India’

The ‘Make in India’ scheme launched in 2014 could be the starting point in galvanising the economic resurgence in post-pandemic India.

Enhancing Trade and Development in India’s Northeast
Jun 17, 2021

Enhancing Trade and Development in India’s Northeast

The strategic location of India’s North Eastern Region (NER) offers ample opportunities for enhancing the country’s economic ties. However, supply-chain constraints at the regional level hamper the trade-growth linkages, as do trade barriers, social unrest, and inadequate infrastructure. Enhancing and improving commercial exchanges with neighbouring countries, such as Bangladesh and Myanmar, will strengthen bilateral and regional networks. Th

Evolving contours of Delhi-Manila ties
Jun 28, 2023

Evolving contours of Delhi-Manila ties

In a region that is increasingly defined by cooperation based on like-mindedness, shared interests, and common concerns, the Philippines-India ties ar

Exploiting the untapped potential in India-Korea partnership
Aug 14, 2019

Exploiting the untapped potential in India-Korea partnership

In recent years, both nations have displayed a renewed focus and prioritisation of establishing strong relationships with each other and the neighbouring ASEAN countries.

Factoring Assam in the India–Bangladesh relations
Mar 25, 2021

Factoring Assam in the India–Bangladesh relations

Bilateral ties and engagements between India and Bangladesh help in exploring many new windows of possibilities for Assam, ranging from trade and comm

Fencing frontiers with Myanmar: The benefits and challenges of FMR along India-Myanmar border
Jan 08, 2024

Fencing frontiers with Myanmar: The benefits and challenges of FMR along India-Myanmar border

Initiated in 1970, the FMR experienced a resurgence in 2016, finding a place within the broader Act East Policy of New Delhi.

For BIMSTEC to work, fix BBIN first
Aug 30, 2018

For BIMSTEC to work, fix BBIN first

As Prime Minister Modi prepares to signal India’s leadership role in Kathmandu, an analysis of India’s role in the MVA process will prove instruct

From trade to investments, re-orienting India's ASEAN strategy
Feb 27, 2017

From trade to investments, re-orienting India's ASEAN strategy

It is important for India to analyse its ASEAN strategy more closely, as it has the potential to result in significant benefits.

India Calibrates its South China Sea Approach
Jul 19, 2021

India Calibrates its South China Sea Approach

India has historically taken a neutral position in the disputes along the South China Sea involving China and countries of Southeast Asia, even as the tensions have threatened the security in the region. In more recent times, however, there has been a noticeable change in India’s stance. This brief ponders this shift: the rationale behind India’s responses vis-à-vis the disputes, and their implications on the country’s ‘Act East’ and

India can act as anchor of integration in the Bay of Bengal region
Mar 05, 2018

India can act as anchor of integration in the Bay of Bengal region

The Bay of Bengal has to be viewed as a region that can cater to the independent national interests of littorals.

India in the Indo-Pacific: Bridging the financial divide
Jun 19, 2023

India in the Indo-Pacific: Bridging the financial divide

With its G20 Presidency halfway through, India must push for increased engagement in the Indo-Pacific region to address the SDG financing gap

India Inc. in ASEAN: Reclaiming its receding footprint
May 23, 2023

India Inc. in ASEAN: Reclaiming its receding footprint

Has India’s free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) spurred India Inc.’s globalising drive eastwards? This region, after all, has recently emerged as a major destination for investments from Japan – which is widening its options due to its conflicts with China – and the US, with its so-called ‘pivot to Asia’. India’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with ASEAN, which kicked off in January 20

India needs to find other ways to deal with China
Oct 27, 2016

India needs to find other ways to deal with China

China will continue to push against India’s Act East policy. If India were internationally inactive, tit will see little obstacle in the neighbourh