From a distant outpost to strategic Act East partners

March/April 2016, Year, 2016, Asia Pacific
by Arnab Mitra
India’s rising global profile, its increasing integration into the global economy and expanding geo-political interests are changing the profile of ANZ – from a distant outpost somewhere in the southern hemisphere with hard to beat cricketers and harder to understand accents, these countries have suddenly emerged as important economic, strategic and military partners in India’s Act East initiative.