Home Opportunities and Challenges on the Eastern Flank | Seminar

Opportunities and Challenges on the Eastern Flank

August 07, 2014
By Centre for Land Warfare Studies


Bangladesh and Myanmar are crucial lynchpins in India’s Look East Policy (LEP). Creating a solid foundation of political and economic alliance with these two neighbours shall reinforce India’s role in the South Asian subcontinent to a considerable degree. There are economic and strategic advantages for India in developing these relations to their optimum. Movements antagonistic to India such as Islamic terrorism or separatist insurgency – cannot be sufficiently tackled without the continued support of both Bangladesh and Myanmar. Handling border issues with their help is crucial for peace and stability, both at the domestic and transnational level. However, the entire burden does not rest with external players. In tackling challenges and availing opportunities, India has to make concerted efforts towards improving development and governance in its North Eastern provinces. New Delhi must be responsive to not only Naypyidaw and Dhaka for furthering LEP but also attentive to inputs arising internally. As a country that seeks to be a global player, it is essential for India to deepen the avenues of cooperation with these countries.

The seminar “India: Opportunities and Challenges on the Eastern Flank” was conceptualised by CLAWS to survey the security scenarios in India’s eastern flank. It endeavoured to outline the opportunities and obstacles that present themselves to India in its goal of making its eastern flank well governed, safe, vibrant and better connected to the Asia-Pacific. The event was conducted on   07 August 2014 at CLAWS Seminar Hall. 

CLAWS Seminar Hall
Seminar Report: Eastern Flank -
  • Space Security : Emerging Technologies and Trends
    By Puneet Bhalla
    Price Rs.980
    View Detail
  • Securing India's Borders: Challenge and Policy Options
    By Gautam Das
    Price Rs.
    View Detail
  • China, Japan, and Senkaku Islands: Conflict in the East China Sea Amid an American Shadow
    By Dr Monika Chansoria
    Price Rs.980
    View Detail
  • Increasing Efficiency in Defence Acquisitions in the Army: Training, Staffing and Organisational Initiatives
    By Ganapathy Vanchinathan
    Price Rs.340
    View Detail
  • In Quest of Freedom : The War of 1971
    By Maj Gen Ian Cardozo
    Price Rs.399
    View Detail
  • Changing Demographics in India's Northeast and Its Impact on Security
    By Ashwani Gupta
    Price Rs.Rs.340
    View Detail
  • Creating Best Value Options in Defence Procurement
    By Sanjay Sethi
    Price Rs.Rs.480
    View Detail
  • Brave Men of War: Tales of Valour 1965
    By Lt Col Rohit Agarwal (Retd)
    Price Rs.320
    View Detail
  • 1965 Turning The Tide; How India Won The War
    By Nitin A Gokhale
    Price Rs.320
    View Detail
  • Indian Military and Network-Centric Warfare
    By Prakash Katoch
    Price Rs.895
    View Detail
Claws Poll