What is it about?
From one of the most isolated regions, northeast India is fast emerging as a connectivity hotspot - a bridge between South Asia and South-East Asia. How will this augur to the region? This commentary takes a critical look at the readiness of the region to survive competition in a connected world.
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Why is it important?
With huge infra push underway, northeast Indian states are ecstatic about the growth opportunities ahead. What is forgotten though is that the local economy is highly inefficient to survive the stiff competition that the connectivity will invite.
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This page is a summary of: Connectivity is No Panacea for an Unprepared Northeast India, Strategic Analysis, June 2019, Taylor & Francis,
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