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Mekong–Ganga Cooperation Initiative

Analysis and Assessment of India’s Engagement with Greater Mekong Sub-region


Swaran Singh
Irasec, Bangkok, August 2007, 72 p.
ISBN : 978-974-7552-18-8
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Table of Contents

 

Acknowledgements

 

1 – The New Context

- From Battlefield to Marketplace
- Integration of GMS into ASEAN

 

2 – India’s Contacts with GMS

- Shared Experience, Common Values
- India’s ‘Look East’ Policy Redefined

 

3 – MGCI: Genesis and Evolution

- Vientiane Declaration
- Ha Noi Programme of Action
- Phnom Penh Road Map
- New Delhi Ministerial Meeting

 

4 – MGCI: Impact on Bilateral Ties

- Major Drivers of Transformation
- Major New Sectors

 

5 – Future Challenges and Prospects

- Hows and Whys of Engagement
- India’s Core Motivations
- Mutual Complementarities
- Why is China not part of MGCI?
- Future Trends

 

Conclusion

Appendix: Core of Connectivity in GMS
Endnotes
General Bibliography

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The Author

 

Dr. Swaran Singh is Associate Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and Academic Consultant at Centre de Sciences Humaines (New Delhi). Dr. Singh has been formerly Visiting Professor, University of Peace (Costa Rica), and Beijing University (Beijing), Visiting Fellow of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, Center for Asian Studies (Hong Kong University), Guest Faculty at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden), and Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (New Delhi).

Dr. Singh is currently President (2005-2010) of the Association of Asia Scholars (AAS, New Delhi) for South Asia chapter. He lectures regularly at several military and academic institutions in India and abroad and has traveled to and written extensively on China and Southeast Asia with special interest in perspectives on India’s interests, equations and priorities. Dr. Singh has authored China-South Asia: Issues, Equations, Policies (2003), China-India Economic Engagement: Building Mutual Confidence (2005) and co-authored Regionalism and South Asian Diplomacy (2007), last one published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently working on a full-length study on India’s ties with GMS.