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Indo-Myanmar Border Trade: Status, Problems and Potentials

C.J. Thomas (Editor) Gurudas Das (Editor) N. Bijoy Singh (Editor)

India shares 1643 km long border with Myanmar that passes through the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. Although cross-border contact and movement of people are known through, but they have not led to any strong economic interdependence between the regions across the border so far. The state-centric security perception, both in India and Myanmar, treated this border as vulnerable periphery. As a result, the “idea of shared border” and border area development through mobilizing the synergies across the border did not receive due attention from the national power centers. The geo-economic potentials of the border regions were far outweighed by the geo-political considerations. This situation has, however, changed following the end of the cold-war paradigm, rise of South East Asian tigers, and release of forces of globalization. While the demise of the bi-polar world has freed the nations, who seek to forge new strategic partnership, the globalizing forces have brought economic interest in the forefront of nation’s foreign policy. With the growth of regional trading arrangements, border areas are now viewed as economic corridors rather than far flung peripheries. It is from this perspective that the contributors in this volume have examined the status, problems and potentials of Indo-Myanmar border trade based on resource, production and demand structures across the border. The book also attempts to figure out the implications of India’s Look East Policy for her north eastern region. It also pleads for treating “border trade” as a strategic tool for the economic development of the hitherto neglected regions across the border.

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About the authors

C.J. Thomas

C.J. Thomas (1960-) is Acting director in ICSSR-NERC, Shillong. His major contributions include: Sri Lanka’S Turmoil and Indian Government (1995), power to people in meghalaya (eds., 1998), Trends in social sciences and Humanities in North East India 1947-97(eds.,1998), status of social science in the vernacular Languages in North east India (eds., 2000), Dimensions of Displaced People in North East India (ed.,2002) and Dimensions of Development in Nagaland (2002).

Gurudas Das

Gurudas Das (1960-) is in the faculty, Department of Economics, North Eastern hill University. His major contributions include. Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh in Transition (1995), Liberalization and India’s North east (eds., 1988), border trade: India’s north east and neighbouring countries (eds., 2000), Dimensions of Rural Development in North East India (eds.,2004) and Structural Change and Strategy of development : Resource industry Linkages in North East India (2005) .

N. Bijoy Singh

N. Bijoy Singh (1946-) is Vice Chancellor, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indo-Myanmar Border Trade: Status, Problems and Potentials
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183700071
length xxvi+309p.,Table; Maps; Figures; Refrences; Notes; Annexure; Index; 23cm.