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C3S Issue Brief III – From Look East to Act East: Flowering of an Asian Renaissance ; By Balasubrama

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

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C3S Issue Brief: 003/2019

C3S launches its Issue Brief initiative. An issue briefs is a summary of the knowledge surrounding an issue or a problem. It summarises the issue giving clear, concise and complete information describing all facets of a particular issue including a detailed illustration in the form of images, data, and facts. It also includes recommendations for action and predictions on the future course of an issue.

Issue Briefs are available for download as PDFs.

‘0h, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet’ wrote Rudyard Kipling in his poem “The Ballard of East and West”. 

The objective of this Issue Brief is to elucidate the significance of India’s North Eastern Region to Act East Policy and larger integration of the South Asian Region. Does India’s vision Indo – Pacific complement its larger ambitions? A contrast with China and policy prescriptions for India is made.

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About the Author

Balasubramanian C. is a Research Officer at Chennai Centre for China Studies. He has completed his Masters in Public Administration and Bachelors in Commerce. His areas of interests include Sino – Russian Relations, Soft Power and Diplomacy, Ancient Indian Strategic Thoughts, Security and Strategic Studies.

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