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Connectivity and Commerce Imperatives in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 27, 2022

Connectivity and Commerce Imperatives in the Indo-Pacific

In recent times, the centre of gravity for global trade and economic activities has shifted to the Indo-Pacific and, consequently, there is heightened competition between global powers that have stakes in the region. The importance of connectivity has therefore come to the forefront, covering domains like digitisation with interoperable regimes comprising data protection and cyber security, along with cross-border infrastructures that need attent

'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.

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems
Aug 14, 2023

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems

Evidence from several countries suggests that last-mile connectivity solutions—the transport options available to commuters from the origin of their journey to the point of accessing a public transit system—enhance citizens’ mobility and increase metro rail ridership. This brief evaluates India’s operational metro rail transit systems to identify the missing links in the provision and effective implementation of last-mile connecti

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: Model for the developing world and an emerging regional connectivity hub
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh: Model for the developing world and an emerging regional connectivity hub

Bangladesh is trying to engage in various sub-regional connectivity projects via road, rail, and sea routes with India.

Betting on connectivity: Afghanistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ambitions
Jun 07, 2023

Betting on connectivity: Afghanistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ambitions

Kabul’s possible induction into CPEC raises sovereignty and strategic concerns for New Delhi

Bhutan: Sub-regional connectivity on cards
Jun 12, 2015

Bhutan: Sub-regional connectivity on cards

Ties of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan with Nepal, Bangladesh and India stand to be boosted. Trade ties with Bangladesh are expected to be intensified with India allowing transit to Bangladesh for trade with Bhutan.

BIMSTEC: Rediscovering old routes to connectivity
Dec 04, 2017

BIMSTEC: Rediscovering old routes to connectivity

As BIMSTEC pushes for transport connectivity, it stands to gain from other, complementary transport connectivity projects that are emerging in the region. BIMSTEC can also take advantage of extant policy designs, and aligning its projects with the various national, bilateral and multilateral projects either ongoing or being planned. Given India’s key role in BIMSTEC — owing not only to its geographical location but also its capabilities — i

Border Haats: A new horizon of revitalising connectivity and old bonding between citizens of Bangladesh and India
Mar 25, 2021

Border Haats: A new horizon of revitalising connectivity and old bonding between citizens of Bangladesh and India

Small initiatives can have a far-reaching impact in building a stable relationship between India and Bangladesh and also help resolve the gaps in bigg

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications
Dec 28, 2020

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications

Driving all of the visions is the fact that the world’s infrastructure needs far exceed what any single country can provide. And those needs are onl

Commerce and connectivity for enhancing trade in the Indo-Pacific
Dec 14, 2021

Commerce and connectivity for enhancing trade in the Indo-Pacific

Countries in the Indo-Pacific region would have to enhance regional integration and align their policies in order to propel economic revival in the po

Contested connectivity: Economic tracks — political cargo?
Dec 20, 2018

Contested connectivity: Economic tracks — political cargo?

The idea of “connectivity” and connectivity projects today is being debated along multiple axes: concept, intent, scope, approach, impact, res

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan
Aug 09, 2023

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan

As an emerging power in the current multipolar global order, India can use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to protect, promote, and project its geostrategic and geoeconomic interests. The SCO is also a platform for India to reaffirm its commitment to revive and deepen its centuries-old civilisational, spiritual, and cultural ties with other member countries. This paper explores India's priorities at the SCO, chiefly connectivity, coun

Decoding O-RAN: A blueprint for digital connectivity beyond 5G
Apr 24, 2024

Decoding O-RAN: A blueprint for digital connectivity beyond 5G

O-RAN's ability to decouple hardware and software components of traditional systems fosters flexibility and interoperability, potentially countering C

Developing all-weather strategic connectivity to Kashmir and Ladakh
Jan 06, 2024

Developing all-weather strategic connectivity to Kashmir and Ladakh

To deal with its two-front war concern, India has successfully ramped up its connectivity projects in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh

Digital connectivity as an enabling factor in Asian resurgence
Dec 15, 2021

Digital connectivity as an enabling factor in Asian resurgence

In the post pandemic world, Asia could exploit the growing digital connectivity to overcome the hassles of conventional trade and ratchet up its econo

Driving connectivity: Bridging gaps in BIMSTEC's transportation Master Plan
Jun 09, 2023

Driving connectivity: Bridging gaps in BIMSTEC's transportation Master Plan

The challenges that are impeding the BIMSTEC transport connectivity projects need to be addressed to foster seamless connectivity among the member sta

Enhancing connectivity and regional integration: The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway project
Jul 28, 2023

Enhancing connectivity and regional integration: The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway project

Growing political instability in Myanmar and financial issues have stymied the progress of the Trilateral Highway project

Ethnicity, security and connectivity in India-Myanmar relations
Nov 11, 2016

Ethnicity, security and connectivity in India-Myanmar relations

Ethnicity, security and connectivity identified as the foundational pillars of the multifaceted bilateral ties between India and Myanmar — an event report.

Exploring Prospects for India-Azerbaijan Ties Through Connectivity Projects
Jan 22, 2024

Exploring Prospects for India-Azerbaijan Ties Through Connectivity Projects

Azerbaijan has become an attractive investment destination, connecting Europe, Central Asia, Russia, and the Indian subcontinent via the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR). Indeed, over the years, India has explored various options to enhance connectivity with Russia and Europe via Azerbaijan. This brief assesses how the Western Route of the INSTC and the TITR can improv

India at the Centre of the Indian Ocean Submarine Cable Network: Trusted Connectivity in Practice
Apr 06, 2023

India at the Centre of the Indian Ocean Submarine Cable Network: Trusted Connectivity in Practice

India is on its way to becoming “the Saudi Arabia of data”. This brief argues that India enjoys unmatched advantages of demography, economy, and geography and could be a hub of the submarine cable network that would facilitate the transport of data across the Indian Ocean. India’s public and private sectors should leverage these advantages to push the country to the centrestage of connectivity across the region and beyond. India’s

India-Bangladesh connectivity: Possibilities and challenges
Sep 19, 2014

India-Bangladesh connectivity: Possibilities and challenges

Participants at a Consultative International Workshop on India-Bangladesh Connectivity: Possibilities and Challenges, organised in Kolkata, emphasised the need for a common transport policy for the entire region.

India-Bangladesh Cross-border Connectivity
Feb 06, 2015

India-Bangladesh Cross-border Connectivity

At the release event of the report on India-Bangladesh Connectivity: Possibilities and Challenges, participants stressed the need for leveraging the positive political climate and emphasised pro-active role of state governments in cross-border connectivity.

India-China Connectivity: Past and Present
Aug 02, 2014

India-China Connectivity: Past and Present

The use of past to pitch present-day India-China interaction is not a very helpful strategy because the situations, political entities were different and the role of Buddhism was more complex than acknowledged, according to Dr. Tansen Sen of the City University New York.

India-Japan-Myanmar: Prospects for strategic connectivity
Jan 10, 2014

India-Japan-Myanmar: Prospects for strategic connectivity

As leading Asian democracies, India and Japan are perfectly poised to stake their claim in the sphere of geopolitical influence by increasing regional cooperation with countries like Myanmar

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity
Apr 09, 2024

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity

This report presents an initial stocktaking of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) announced in 2023 following a meeting in New Delhi between the leaders of India, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Germany, and the European Commission. Given that the participating economies contribute to almost half of the global GDP, there are many opportunities and challenges associated with the economic corridor.

India-Myanmar land connectivity increasingly becoming real
Mar 30, 2015

India-Myanmar land connectivity increasingly becoming real

The reality of India-Myanmar land connectivity is increasingly becoming a possibility as militancy and insurgency are on the decline in the region, says Mr. Rajeev Bhattacharyya, a journalist who has lived with several insurgent groups in Myanmar and India?s North East.

India-Nepal oil pipeline to enhance regional connectivity
Oct 01, 2015

India-Nepal oil pipeline to enhance regional connectivity

The 41 km India-Nepal pipeline, designed to supply cost-effective and environment-friendly petroleum products to the landlocked the nation, is the first trans-national pipeline in the SAARC region. This initiative represents a win-win outcome for both the countries which will also enhance regional connectivity and economic development across the region.

India’s Connectivity Projects with Myanmar, Post-Coup: A Stocktaking
Feb 22, 2023

India’s Connectivity Projects with Myanmar, Post-Coup: A Stocktaking

Myanmar, which shares a border with four of India’s north-eastern states—Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland—is crucial to the country’s ‘Act East’ policy. India has a number of projects with Myanmar in the pipeline, seeking to improve physical connectivity through transport links, which in turn can assist in both countries’ development goals. Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, the country has been