India and ASEAN: Partners at Summit

About the Publication

This book is an exercise, by regional specialists, in assessing the different dimensions of India-ASEAN relations. As the Asia-Pacific has become the foci of great power involvement, one cannot ignore the relevance of such involvement to India-ASEAN relations. Dealing with ASEAN means engaging its individual member countries as well as those other powers and forums affiliated with that organization. Hence, India's relations with the individual countries, ASEAN's affiliated bodies as well as the impact on India of great power relations, say China, with ASEAN are broadly debated. Just as India's rapid engagement with ASEAN is a matter of concern to the regional power, New Delhi too would have equal reason to take cognizance of the role and relevance of other powers in ASEAN. This book attempts to deviate from an economic-centric treatment of the India-ASEAN engagement. Much of the existing literature overemphasized the economic content of the mutual intercourse. While trade and investment no doubt had been a core objective of the Look East drive into Southeast Asia, the strategic dimension was not a secondary objective. Geopolitics, like geoeconomics, as much was the driving force behind India's Eastern drive. Hence, bilateral and regional geopolitical aspects of the burgeoning Indian involvement in the Asia-Pacific are debated at length. It is a serious attempt to view the Indian engagement with ASEAN from the perspective of academia, diplomats, policymakers, regional and country specialists. The critical essays carried by this book offer valuable inputs to scholars interested in looking at India's Look East policy from either side of the Strait of Malacca.

Co-publication: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

Contents

India and ASEAN: Partners at Summit [Whole Publication]
Preliminary pages with Foreword by Rodolfo C. Severino
1. India and ASEAN: Summit Partnership, by P V Rao, author
STEPS TO SUMMIT
2. ASEAN-India: Post-Summit Perspectives, by Sudhir T Devare, author
3. Summitry in India-ASEAN Relations, by Paramjit Sahai, author
4. India and ASEAN: The Road Ahead, by Amar Nath RAM, author
5. ASEAN's RTAs: Relevance to India, by Eero Palmujoki, author
SECURITY PERSPECTIVES
6. India and Southeast Asia: An Analysis of the Look East Policy, by G V C Naidu, author
7. ASEAN, India and Southeast Asian Security: A Critical Overview, by Anindya Batabyal, author
8. ASEAN-India Partnership in the 21st Century: Strategic Perceptions, by K S Balakrishnan, author
9. India's Maritime Security and ASEAN: Issues of Narcoterrorism, Piracy and Poaching, by Vibhanshu Shekhar, author
THE CHINA FACTOR
10. India's Look East Policy: A Chinese Perspective, by Zhao Gancheng, author
11. China, India and ASEAN, by Aileen S P Baviera, author
12. The China Factor in India's Look East Policy, by Swaran Singh, author
13. China's Maritime Strategy in Asia-Pacific: A View from India, by Srikanth Kondapalli, author
14. Mekong-Ganga Cooperation: Sino-Indian Perspectives, by Yagama Reddy, author
BILATERAL RELATIONS
15. India and Singapore: New Initiatives for Cooperation, by Pankaj Kumar Jha, author
16. India-ASEAN Cultural Cooperation: A Malaysian Perspective, by Aruna Gopinath, author
17. From National Reconstruction to Market Economy: Space and Time Analysis of India's Look East Vietnam Policy, by Tridib Chakraborti, author
18. Engaging the "Traditional Friend": Vietnam's Approach to India in the ASEAN Context, by Nguyen Nam Duong, author
19. India-Myanmar Relations: Courting the Junta?, by Renaud Egreteau, author
20. Burma's China Connection: Implications for India, by Andrew Selth, author
Contributors
Annexures
Bibliography
Index

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