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  • The North Eastern Council and PM-DevINE

    The development needs of the NER States and security imperatives should be suitably factored in the PM-DevINE scheme.

    February 16, 2024

    Integrating India’s North Eastern Region in the Backdrop of Act East Policy

    Tailored strategies that cater to the unique needs and aspirations of the North Eastern Region can ensure comprehensive development, regional cooperation and long-term stability.

    May 01, 2023

    Ravindra Chavan asked: What have been the implications of the Act/Look East policy on the North Eastern region of India?

    Pushpita Das replies: The Act East Policy rests on four central themes – Connectivity, Commerce, Culture and Capacity-Building. The policy envisages to break the Northeast’s isolation through various connectivity projects and integrate it with national, regional and global markets. Enhanced regional connectivity will facilitate greater Commerce, which will allow the region to explore wider markets for its products in the Southeast and East Asia.

    Shashank Mittal asked: What is the difference between frontier and boundary in the context of India?

    Pushpita Das replies: A frontier, etymologically, suggests what lies ahead or “in front” of an inhabitation. So, a frontier is an area that is ahead of a hinterland. It is an area towards which an ecumene (inhabited land) can expand. Generally, frontiers are not recognised as a legal or political concept.

    Japan in India’s Northeast: The Indo-Pacific Connect

    Japan is likely to play a decisive role in positioning Northeast India as a powerhouse through improved connectivity, opening up trade corridors and driving better economic integration.

    April 19, 2022

    AFSPA: Looking Beyond the Oting Incident

    The debate and discussion about the AFSPA should attempt to find what led to the employment of the army in the first place. The answers might offer solutions to the entire problem.

    February 03, 2022

    Indian Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Myanmar

    Given Myanmar’s geostrategic significance and the continuing insurgency threat, disturbances in Myanmar pose a direct and serious policy challenge to India. A calculated realistic approach weighing the evolving ground situation alone will deliver the objectives of India’s foreign policy.

    January 24, 2022

    Inter-state Border Disputes in Northeast India

    The inter-state border disputes in the Northeast have persisted for long. Efforts need to be redoubled to find a political solution, mediated by the Union government, which is binding on all the states concerned in the Northeast.

    July 29, 2021

    Deepening Critical Infrastructures in Northeast India: People’s Perspective and Policy Implications

    Northeast India continues to be an industrially underdeveloped and infrastructurally deficient region. The poor condition of infrastructure in the region demands serious attention. Studies in the region reveal that a people’s perspective of development, i.e., roads, electricity, telecommunications and water, falls rightly within the ambit of critical infrastructure. Critical infrastructure is directly linked to economic development, national security, access and availability of educational and health infrastructure.

    May 2020

    Is Northeast Poised for Lasting Peace?

    With reduced levels of violent incidents and overall death tolls, the security situation in the Northeast has indubitably improved. However, there remain areas of concern that need to be addressed in a timely and suitable manner.

    July 08, 2020