Indonesia's Role in India's Look East Policy


Baladas Ghoshal

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 38


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: July 6, 2009
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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India views Indonesia, the largest country in Southeast Asia, as a strategic partner that can play an important role in its Look East Policy. India and Indonesia are close geographic neighbors who share a maritime boundary and a mutual stake in each other's progress, prosperity, stability, and territorial integrity. As pluralistic democracies and developing societies, the two countries face similar challenges. Baladas Ghoshal discusses the importance of Indonesia in India's policies toward Southeast Asia.

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