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Act East Policy – Emerging Contours

Act East Policy – Emerging Contours


Addressing the India-ASEAN summit for the first time on 12 November 2014, Prime Minister Modi observed that “a new era of economic development” had begun in India; he added: “Externally, India’s ‘Look East Policy’ has become ‘Act East Policy.’ Fourteen months later, an interim assessment of the policy shift may be instructive in appreciating the impact of New Delhi’s responses to a fast-changing strategic environment.