Exploring New Frontiers
For centuries, way before the Look East Policy was even envisioned, India’s Northeast was the country’s connect to Southeast Asia. In fact, maps dating just a hundred years before India’s Independence show a region completely integrated with South Asia and Southeast Asia – which today constitute India, Bangladesh,Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka,Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos,Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Southeast Asia was even known as ‘Farther India’ not too long ago. There were intermarriages between clans and royal families of these regions and there was a continuous exchange
of knowledge, culture and trade.And, India’s Northeast served as the bridge between these civilisations and nations. to read the full article, click here.