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"Act East " Policy of Modi govt. hailed at "India - ASEAN " ASSOCHAM program

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New Delhi (Dec. 11, 2014): Shri Vijay Jolly ,Senior BJP Leader & Advisor Global Political Affairs, GOPIO Intn'l today hailed the "Act East Policy " of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on ASEAN, while delivering the Keynote address at the 3rd India-ASEAN Dialogue Roundtable on Trade & Economic Cooperation at New Delhi.

The "Look East Policy " of India during the past 20 years with its slow pace has enabled China to make deep inroads in the ASEAN region stated BJP leader Mr. Jolly.

The economic Indian agenda of development for closer business ties with ASEAN majors namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines & Vietnam was stressed by Mr. Jolly in his keynote address.

Development of 7 Sister North Eastern Indian States, rail network, road network, power infrastructure, apparel manufacturing centres, creating natural economic zones and scholarship schemes shall connected Indian North Eastern states with "Act East Asean" policy of India stated Mr. Jolly.  

The trilateral 3200 km long highway linking India, Myanmar & Thailand and its completion by 2018 was also highlighted. Shipping Corporation of India direct shipping service from India to Myanmar, Jet Airways commencing direct flight from New Delhi via Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam along with two additional flights to Thai Capital this winter were the direct results of Modi's "Act East Asean Policy" claimed BJP leader Vijay Jolly in his address.

The day long ASSOCHAM program was also addressed by Ambassador of Indonesia H.E. Mr. Rizali W. Indra Kesuma, Brunei Darussalam High Commissioner H.E. Dato Paduka Sidek Bin Ali & Mr. D.S.  Rawat Sec. General ASSOCHAM and diplomats along with research scholars. The program was chaired and conducted by Mr. Shantanu Srivastava Chairman India-Asean Business Promotion Council. Business leaders of BHEL, TATA Consultancy Services, Yes Bank, Reliance Industries etc. attended the event at Sardar Patel Corporate office of ASSOCHAM in New Delhi.