Evaluate the economic and strategic dimensions of India’s Look East Policy in the context of the post Cold War international scenario.
Situation of India just after the cold war
All these compelled India to find new strategic and economic partners in order to improve India’s exports, protect trade routes and build trust among countries. East Asian economies due to their fast economic growth, geographically strategic locations, and historical and cultural ties with India became the natural choice for India while looking for new partners in a changed world order. Hence Look East Policy became important in those days.
Due to many structural problems and otherwise, India though could not achieve fully its desired goals of Look East policy, the policy still has proved to be successful in many ways and has paved way for newly envisaged policy of Act East.