Assam eyes more Asean connectivity

Plans are in place for direct flights between Assamese capital Guwahati and some Asean capitals before November.
Plans are in place for direct flights between Assamese capital Guwahati and some Asean capitals before November.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Plans are in place for direct flights between Assamese capital Guwahati and some Asean capitals before November.
MR RAVI CAPOOR

Indian state wants S-E Asian countries to set up consulates as direct flights start by Nov

Getting Asean nations to set up consulates in Assam is one of the targets the north-eastern Indian state hopes to achieve as part of the country's efforts to boost ties with the 10-nation regional grouping.

As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi steps up momentum for his Act East Policy - a transformation of the previous Look East Policy, which focuses on strengthening links between India and South-east Asia - plans are in place to start direct flights between Assam's capital city, Guwahati, and some Asean capital cities before November.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Assam eyes more Asean connectivity'. Print Edition | Subscribe