Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicAct East policy

Topic: Act East policy

How INS Kiltan has become the strategic flag-bearer of India’s Act East policy

The warship has been a significant pillar in India’s policies at a time when maritime sub-regions in the Pacific have been subject to China’s assertive actions.

Assam springboard of India’s Act East policy, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says

Addressing a press conference Monday, Jaishankar mentioned the need to create an enabling environment by ensuring better connectivity in order to bring more investment into Assam.

India, Myanmar review bilateral ties, discuss trade, investment, power & healthcare

The MEA said the foreign secretary stressed how important India's partnership with Myanmar is, in accordance with its Neighborhood First and Act East policies.

Land comes in the way of Modi govt’s Neighbourhood First and Act East, study shows

India-financed infrastructure projects in Nepal have a greater propensity to get delayed than projects supported by Japan, UK or organisations such as World Bank or ADB.

India’s Act East policy is slowly becoming Act Indo-Pacific policy under Modi government

India has placed the Indo-Pacific at the heart of its engagement with the countries of south, southeast and east Asia to counter China, writes Prabir De in his new book.

India’s Indo-Pacific strategy must take along the neglected side: Eastern nations

Although India’s Look East and now Act East policy paid attention to them, the eastern neighbours were just seen as economic and strategic partners for a long time.

With BIMSTEC, Modi govt should let India’s border states do the talking, not New Delhi

While India projects its border states as bridges to neighbourhood, its policy in reality remains led and steered by New Delhi.

Time for Modi govt to mean business with BIMSTEC. Regional cooperation can’t wait for Pakistan

India’s economic defensiveness isn’t surprising given that its focus on connectivity is driven by the objective to respond to China’s Belt and Road.

NRC update by May-end, fence on Bangladesh border by December: Assam CM Sonowal

Sarbananda Sonowal says Centre has given a fresh push to ‘Act East’ policy to strengthen ties with ASEAN nations.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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