India’s Connectivity with ASEAN: What Role for Northeast India?

  • Shankaran Nambiar


India has announced its interest in enhancing economic ties with ASEAN, while the latter is committed to greater regional integration. Towards that end it seeks to establish the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). What role, therefore, can Northeast India play in this context? Since it lies in close geographical proximity to ASEAN, it offers a window through which India can extend a connectivity network with ASEAN. Economic development in Northeast India is critical for the country’s connectivity programme and this should be an important part of India’s agenda in forging multilateral cooperaion with Asian countries.


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  • Shankaran Nambiar
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  1. 1.Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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