policymic republished Gateway House's Samir Kapadia's interview with the former Special Director of India's Intelligence Bureau (IB), R. Ravi. The latter explains the concerns that arise from reconstructing the Stilwell Road and why a healthy India-Myanmar relationship that fits into our ‘Look East’ policy.
The Stilwell Road, which once connected India to China via Myanmar before falling prey to neglect, is now being restored. Gateway House interviews former Special Director of India's Intelligence Bureau, R. Ravi, to discuss the strategic importance of this road and its relevance to our 'Look-East' policy.
Gateway House's Ambassador Neelam Deo was quoted in an article by Free Press Journal, a Mumbai-based newspaper. The article explains the changes in the economic, security and political dynamics that will be caused by Myanmar's opening up to the world community.
Gateway House's Ambassador Neelam Deo was quoted in an article by Live Mint on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's first visit to a democratized Myanmar . Deo stated that this visit will consolidate the heightened engagement that India has carefully constructed with Myanmar since the late 1990s."
Pragati, a strategic affairs magazine based in India, quotes an article by Nitin Gokhale, a contributor to Gateway House, in their January 2012 issue. The article outlines the importance of Manipur's links with bordering Myanmar.
As India's engagement with countries in China's periphery increases, fora like the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, spear-headed by China, have also cropped up. Gateway House's Madhura Joshi speaks to former Ambassador Vinod C. Khanna, to understand the Indo-Chinese paradigm and examine current policies.
To broaden its Look East initiatives with Asian nations, Indian policymakers must establish mechanisms and institutional structures to monitor these initiatives