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Act East policy


Act East policy’s success rests on peace and trust between neighbours

August 09, 2021 11:06 am

Sanjoy Hazarika writes: Goodwill among all northeastern states, including Assam and Mizoram, will enable economic cooperation, transport and trade.

Sangai festival kicks off amid call for boycott by Manipur outfit

November 24, 2019 10:55 pm

Unlike previous years, few people turned up at the festival venue owing to the boycott call of the Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI). The group has appealed the public not to participate in the festival.

Not acting east

August 07, 2018 12:03 am

As ASEAN faces challenge posed by US-China competition, gap between Delhi’s promise and delivery remains large.

Global Investors’ Summit: Northeast at heart of Act East, says PM Modi

February 04, 2018 7:25 am

Ahead of elections, PM Modi says India’s growth story depends on north east progress

Act East policy: Sushma Swaraj urges think tanks to suggest ways to enhance India-ASEAN cooperation

January 06, 2018 10:57 am

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj remarked that for India, relations with ASEAN region is a key priority and is at the core of India's Act East Policy. 

Act East: Centre plans to link North East India to South East Asia, says Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

November 26, 2017 4:27 pm

"In 1950, the per capita income of (undivided) Assam was much higher than the national average. The region lagged behind after Independence as traditional trade routes with all the countries in South East were snapped. We are trying to revive them," Assam Governor said.

Shifting ties

September 11, 2017 1:17 am

Despite Look East talk, Delhi's reflexes have been much slower than Beijing. For India and Myanmar, a challenging road ahead.

Assam refinery begins high-speed diesel export to Myanmar

September 04, 2017 9:08 pm

An NRL official said Monday’s historic export of petroleum products from India by the land route was one step forward in the Act East Policy that had come through following the visit of petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Myanmar in February this year.

MEA reluctant, Act East Policy did not benefit Northeast: GK Pillai

January 21, 2017 10:27 pm

Pillai said there was a “great reluctance” in that ministry to open up the Northeast.

PM Modi to focus on trade relations, logistics at India-ASEAN summit

November 09, 2014 1:39 am

Modi said that India’s ties with ASEAN are “deep- rooted” and strengthening relations with the nations is important.