chapter  13
BCIM Economic Corridor and Northeast India
Need for inclusive development agenda
ByPrabir De
Pages 15

The chapter argues that weak connectivity of India’s Northeast with rest of India on the one hand and neighbouring countries on the other has remained as a serious deterrent to India’s engagement with East and Southeast Asia. Re-engaging with East by way of building logistics and infrastructure has, therefore, become the primary objective of India’s Act East Policy (AEP). Backend integration with national connectivity projects is therefore essential in order to reap the benefits of growing economic linkages between India and Southeast and East Asia.