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Heading East: Security, Trade, and Environment between India and Southeast Asia

Karen Stoll Farrell and Sumit Ganguly


The end of the Cold War and economic liberalization in India marked a new turn in Indian diplomacy. The ‘Look East’ policy promulgated in the early 1990s entailed several strategic and economic initiatives aimed at deepening India’s ties with Southeast Asia, which had been neglected earlier. Despite the launch of the programme a decade and a half ago, India’s involvement with the region proved to be fitful. With the ‘Act East’ initiative, which was launched in 2014, there appears to be a renewed emphasis on forging working relationships with various states in the region. This volume, part of t ... More

Keywords: India, Southeast Asia, trade, transportation, security, water security, regional security, ASEAN, international trade, Act East, connectivity, Look East, Northeast India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199467242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Stoll Farrell, editor
Head of the Area Sltudies Department and Librarian for South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies, Indiana University Libraries

Sumit Ganguly, editor
Professor of Political Science, Indiana University

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