This regional grouping has to deliver on promises in collaboration with governments and corporate India so that neglected issues – from the Rohingya crisis to the scheduling of the next summit, and arriving at an agreement on the Free Trade Area – enter the national discourse
Perhaps South Block did not gain as much as it had hoped to: there was a gulf in member states’ perceptions. One takeaway, therefore, for policy makers was that while noise has its uses, it is now time for some quiet diplomacy
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Fair Observer° republished Jesudas Bell's article on the recent democratization of Myanmar. He writes that this presents India an opportunity to increase its access to South East Asian countries, especially with members of ASEAN which still have catching up to do-particularly Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
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."
As India and the world welcome the recent democratization of Myanmar, this presents India an opportunity to increase its access to South East Asian countries as well, especially with members of ASEAN which still have catching up to do – particularly Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.