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Five Years of India’s Act East Policy and the way Ahead

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  • March 04, 2020

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Udai Bhanu Singh’s article on India’s Act East Policy, titled ‘Five Years of India’s Act East Policy and the way Ahead’ has been published in the Diplomatist on March 04, 2020.

    From India’s perspective, its proactive Act East Policy will get a boost with two recent announcements. India will now have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) which will help consolidate its security policy between its three wings of armed forces. Also with Mr Harsh Vardhan Shringla (current ambassador to the US) taking over as the new Foreign Secretary, the new year could see greater attention to its eastern neighbourhood and organisations like ASEAN and BIMSTEC, writes Dr. Singh.

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