Unlocking the Northeast Region of India: An ASEAN Connectivity Perspective
Along with a new wave of intense globalization at the beginning of the 1990s, the idea of a borderless world of regions and countries was widely discussed and started to take shape in the policy agenda of most countries including the ASEAN region. ASEAN’s connectivity with nations beyond the region is equally important which, in turn, would place it at the centre of economic growth and development in the region, that is the “South Asia–South East Asia–East Asia–Australia–New Zealand Corridor.” With a combined market of 1.86 billion people, a combined GDP of USD5.11 trillion and a total labour force of almost 0.8 billion, ASEAN–India connectivity offers huge potential for increased business and economic interaction contributing to increased intra-ASEAN and extra-ASEAN trade.
KeywordsASEAN Connectivity MGC Transport Market International trade Northeast
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