Wednesday, 28 September, 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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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.