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Burma is Key to India's 'Look East' Economic Strategy

Thursday, July 19, 2007

BANGKOK, Thailand - Ethnic clashes that have led to 11 deaths in Moreh, an Indian town on the border with Burma, have barely raised a blip on the global news meter but have brought much trade between the two countries to a standstill.

Moreh is a fly-blown place in a remote corner of India's troubled and underdeveloped northeast region and remains largely under lock and key guard by units of the Assam Rifles regiment. And yet Moreh is regarded by the central government in faraway New Delhi as the gateway to Southeast Asia in its "Look East" economic growth policy. ...

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