Book Details

Book title: LOOK EAST TO ACT EAST: Transforming India-ASEAN Relations in Modi Era
Author(s): Sudhir Singh
ISBN: 9788194283713
Publication Year: 2020
Binding: HB
Pages: 344
Price: Rs. 1495 Rs. 1121
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Act East Policy launched in 2014 has been one of the signature foreign policy approaches of Modi-1 government and is a proactive foreign policy initiative. The movement from Look East to Act East was necessitated by the changing contours of security architecture in the larger context of the Indo-Pacific region. Act East Policy has further expanded the geography within its imprint; Myanmar to Australia comes under its domain. ASEAN and East Asian countries expect India to play a counter-balancing role within the region. Under Modi government, India has taken a principled stand on disputes like South and East China Seas stating that all disputing parties must adhere to international laws. This policy provides a broad canvass for issues ranging from economy, culture to strategy. The reelection of Modi with a larger majority in May 2019 is bound to consolidate the Act East Policy. India has developed convergences with many important countries of the region under the ambit of this policy and it is bound to pay more dividends in the foreseeable future for India`s national interests.         

ABOUT Author

Dr. Sudhir Singh earned his PhD from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has more than a decade of teaching and research experience. Presently, he is teaching in the Department of Political Science, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. He has made scholarly contributions on diverse issues of foreign policy at both national and international levels. Dr. Singh has visited 13 countries till December 2019 for academic purposes. He is a regular panelist on TV channels debating over sensitive issues of foreign policy.