Regional shifts and the Act East policy

Shankari Sundararaman and Vijay Sakhuja

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New Delhi

Jakarta   /  Wed, July 25, 2018  /  11:24 am

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left) and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad salute their countries' national flags at Bogor Palace on June 29. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

As the broader regional order is shifting in the Indo-Pacific, Southeast Asia comes under greater scrutiny for India as its closest neighbor to the east. The core issues driving Southeast Asia are clearly seen across two broad parameters — first, changes shaping the domestic political scenario and second, a rapidly transitioning external environment where major powers are jostling for mor...