Re-examining the Implication of Act East Policy in Northeast India: Narratives and Challenges




Act East Policy, Northeast India, Southeast Asia, Trade and Development, Indo-Pacific


This article provides a brief analysis of the Act East Policy in relation to its implementation in northeast India. It does so by exploring the key narratives of the policy, including economic integration, strategic partnerships, connectivity, infrastructure development, cultural exchanges, and engagement in regional multilateralism. It also highlights some of the challenges surrounding the policy, such as limited economic benefits, infrastructure challenges, concerns about China's influence, a perceived lack of a people-centric approach, and environmental issues.


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How to Cite

Inkah, S. (2023). Re-examining the Implication of Act East Policy in Northeast India: Narratives and Challenges. Dera Natung Government College Research Journal, 8(1), 126–140.