chapter  12
‘Northeast’ in India’s ‘Act East’
A reality check
BySubir Bhaumik
Pages 20

This chapter pleads for physical integration of India’s Northeast with China’s Southwest for India’s Northeast to benefit from her Look East Policy. India’s manufacturing sector which has been averse to investing in Northeast may only move into the region if the proposed BCIM Kolkata-Kunming corridor opens up and gives it easy physical connectivity to the huge Chinese market. Unless this reality is taken note, limiting India’s Look East through Northeast to Southeast Asia will be self-defeating.