Overview for India's North-Eastern Region: Insurgency, Economic Development and Linkages with South-East Asia
The seven north-eastern states of India during the last six decades of isolation have braved enormous difficulties. Beginning with the impact of partition, liberation of Bangladesh, influx of people from outside and continuing conflicts based on caste, tribe, language, race and religion, there is also a flip-side to the bad governance and economic woes of the people of this region. Their geographical and cultural promiximity with the South-East Asian countries make the areas to be of enormous economic importance in the future. This book argues how the region's trade with various neighbouring countries if facilitated and encouraged, and if efforts are made for greater convenience in international trade through the simplification of economic activities such as movement of goods, people and services across borders, the region can blossom to its full potential. But for this, the center has first to realize the urgent need to 'open-up' than to 'lock-up' the area in order to provide 'security' to the people. One of the first studies of its kind, this volume highlights in detail the north-east's central position vis-Ã -vis Bangladesh, Myanmar, and the rest of South-East Asia.
Nishchal N. Pandey (Author)
Nishchal Nath Pandey is a well-known analyst on international affairs, regional cooperation and internal security of Nepal. Currently, Officiating Executive Director of the Kathmandu based Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), Pandey was advisor to the National Planning Commission of Nepal and task force member to draft the ninth five-year plan on the tourism and civil aviation sectors. M.A.B.L. from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, he writes frequently in national and international newsmagazines and has edited the book, Trade Facilitation: Nepal's Priorities and presented research papers in seminars and workshops abroad.