STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

North-East India as a Factor in India's Diplomatic Engagement with Myanmar: Issues and Challenges

Pradip Saikia is research scholar pursuing his Ph.D. at the Centre for International Politics and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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  • November 2009
    Volume: 
    33
    Issue: 
    6
    Articles

    In recent years India, along with China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has been following a policy of diplomatic engagement with Myanmar. India has also clarified its diplomatic stand that such a policy engagement will positively serve its national interests. Thus, its present policy is guided to serve its own interests having relevance to its North-Eastern region, to counterbalance the increasing Chinese influence in Myanmar, to address the deteriorating security conditions, to check the growth of drug trafficking, and to take advantage of the emerging possibilities of its 'Look East Policy'.

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