The route of India from Look East to Act East Policy. This RCEP negotiations keeping in line with its status as an emerging global power. It also promises a greater role and partnership in the ASEAN region. Discuss the facts.
India’s ACT East Policy after Look East policy
Southeast Asian region has always been strategically important to India. India’s relations with ASEAN countries have blossomed in the past few years.
New Delhi’s strategic up-gradation in the policy towards the region i.e. from Look East to Act East has the following evidence:
Challenges to Act east policy:
ASEAN is full of opportunities. India has a huge market there. Vietnam is one of the largest importer of India’s meat exports. India needs to prioritize its interests. Also,Myanmar is the gate to ASEAN countries. Perpetuating good relations with Myanmar is of utmost importance.