Foreign Policy Watch: The BCIM Corridor

BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?

  1. India has finally gotten serious about a new regional cooperation framework known as Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Cooperation.
  2. This concept has been under discussion for more than a decade & a half but India has been mostly reluctant about it.
  3. With the Indian government’s focus on regional connectivity and China’s push for a Southern Silk Road, all 4 countries are now engaged in the initiative.
  4. The current Indian government has given clear indicators that it is likely to place regional integration high on its economic diplomacy agenda, be it SAARC, ASEAN or BCIM.
  1. India has finally gotten serious about a new regional cooperation framework known as Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Cooperation.
  2. This concept has been under discussion for more than a decade & a half but India has been mostly reluctant about it.
  3. With the Indian government’s focus on regional connectivity and China’s push for a Southern Silk Road, all 4 countries are now engaged in the initiative.
  4. The current Indian government has given clear indicators that it is likely to place regional integration high on its economic diplomacy agenda, be it SAARC, ASEAN or BCIM.