India and Southeast Asia: Strategic Convergence in the Twenty-First Century

About the Publication

Southeast Asia and India are geographically contiguous. They share common histories and colonial experiences. During their freedom struggle and later, Southeast Asian countries expected India to support them not only politically but also economically for their development. However, due to various reasons including its preoccupation with domestic problems arising from partition, an inward-looking economy, the war with China and in particular the Cold War divisions, India could not take an interest in the region. Some of the Southeast Asian countries did not support India when it had conflicts with China and Pakistan, which made New Delhi keep its distance from the region. Though efforts were made to evaluate the policy course, some of the developments made both entities drift away from each other.
           Disintegration of the Soviet Union and India's relationship with the U.S. in the post-Cold War period had a positive effect on India-Southeast Asian relations. Both entities recognize the importance of each other. The Southeast Asian countries have begun to see India as an economic power and have now become a major player in foreign direct investment stakes in India.
           India is active in setting up regional economic and development groupings like BIMSTEC and the Mekong Ganga project. It also aims at developing land connectivity with the region through Myanmar and Thailand. Both India and Southeast Asian countries, as this timely volume shows, now increasingly view each other in a more constructive way. The volume focuses on various issues pertaining to relations between India and Southeast Asia.

Co-publication: Manohar Publishers & Distributors

Manohar Publishers & Distributors

Contents

India and Southeast Asia: Strategic Convergence in the Twenty-First Century [Whole Publication]
Preliminary pages
PART I: SECURITY PARTNERSHIP
1. The Grand Security Architecture of Asia, by K Kesavapany, author
2. India and Southeast Asia: Common Perspectives on a Post-Cold War World Order, by I P Khosla, author
3. India-ASEAN Relations: Evolving Convergences, by Amar Nath RAM, author
4. India's Strategic Thrust in Southeast Asia: Before and After 9/11, by B Raman, author
5. Indias Strategic and Defence Interaction with Southeast Asia, by G V C Naidu, author
6. ASEAN and India Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities, by Sudhir Singh, author
PART II: ECONOMIC RELATIONS
7. India-ASEAN Trade Relations: Does China Have a First Mover Advantage?, by I N Mukherji, author
8. India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Potential and Challenges, by T Nirmala Devi, author
PART III: COOPERATION IN EMERGING AREAS
9. The Strategic Stakes of Rising Powers in East Asia: The Case of India and China, by Gopalji Malviya, author
10. Measuring India's "Look East" Policy: A Perspective, by Rajaram Panda, author
11. The Look East Policy and India's North-East: Projections, Constraints/Consequences, by Sudhir J George, author
12. India and ASEAN: Towards an Integrated Regional Cooperation, by Yagama Reddy, author
13. India and Southeast Asia: Energy Cooperation, by Adluri Subramanyam Raju, author
14. Building Bridges: The Indian Diaspora in Southeast Asia, by Rashmi Bhure, author
PART IV: CLIMATE CHANGE AND MARITIME ISSUES
15. Geopolitics of Climate Change: Implications for India and Southeast Asia, by Sanjay Chaturvedi, author
16. India-Southeast Asia Maritime Security Cooperation: Now and After, by Utham Kumar Jamadhagni, author
17. Indias "Look East" Policy and Maritime Cooperation in Southeast Asia, by Sumathy Permal, author
PART V: BILATERAL ISSUES
18. ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: New Developments in Malaysias Relations with India, by K S Balakrishnan, author
19. An Abortive Attempt at Restoring Democracy in Myanmar: Propriety of Indias Conduct, by Lakshmana Chetty, author
20. India's Indochina Policy in the Twenty-first Century: "Look East" as an Epithet, by Tridib Chakraborti, author
Index

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