India’s look east to act east policy: tracking the opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific

Mr Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak is a Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • May 2017

    The 21st century is known as the Asian Century, and the Indo-Pacific is the most dynamic region of this century in terms of economics, security challenges and demographics. Against this backdrop, the book is a timely publication that focuses on the issues that are relevant to this region and analyses as well as proposes Indian policy responses to these emerging challenges. The book is divided into four themes: dynamics of India’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific region; key regional developments in the Indo-Pacific; maritime security challenges and cooperation; and conflict resolution. The editors, Manmohini Kaul and Anushree Chakraborty, have considered the Indo-Pacific region as a region that ‘covers almost half of earth’s surface from the East Indian Ocean-South China Sea-Western Pacific Ocean continuum’, (p. 19) which includes South Asia, Southeast Asia (SEA), East Asia and the South Pacific.