Look East Policy of India was launched in 1991 by the Government of India led by the former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. The objective was to develop political, economic and security co-operation with countries in Southeast Asia. After the cold war, India wanted to act as a counterweight to China in Southeast Asia.
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Which policy of India succeeded Look East Policy?
Act East Policy of India succeeded Look East Policy. The main objective was to have greater engagement in all spheres with countries in Southeast Asia as well as with far Eastern countries like Japan, South Korea, and countries in the Pacific region like Australia.
What is the difference between the Look East Policy and Act East Policy?
The major difference is Act East Policy not only focussed on developing political co-operation but also a cultural and strategic relationship between India and extended neighbourhood of Asia Pacific region. India has upgraded its relationship to a strategic level with many Asia Pacific countries. There is continuous engagement with these countries at regional, bilateral, and multilateral level. There is a greater impetus on people to people contacts, involvement in infrastructure projects of India and enhanced co-operation in Maritime security-related issues.
When was Act East Policy Launched?
Act East Policy was launched in 2014 by the Government of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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