Indian Govt Giving Substantial Attention to Northeast Region: Niti Aayog Vice Chairperson Suman Berry – Northeast
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In the midst of China’s increasingly aggressive attitude, the central government is paying enough attention to the northeastern states of India. Now other political parties are also competing with each other to establish their influence there.
This was stated by Suman Berry, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, at a round table program held in New York. It was organized by the Consulate General of India in partnership with NITI Aayog on Changing India. The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and TOI New York were also participants in the event.
The Chairman of NITI Aayog said that China’s tough stand and the Northeast region have emerged as two important issues of Indian politics today. That’s why they occupy a separate place and they are becoming attractive places for political parties. Berry said this in response to a question regarding Assam and the Northeast. He also gave some suggestions about how they can be better connected with the rest of India. He said that two things are particularly emerging that these areas are becoming the center of attraction for Indian politics and secondly, the government is paying enough attention to this area.
How long will it take to integrate the Northeast with the rest of India is a matter of physical distance and infrastructure. The infrastructure is being developed rapidly. India is also paying attention towards BIMSTEC in the Bay of Bengal region. This is also a large area from the point of view of integration. Hence, the Northeast in the coming days will be very different than before.
Let us tell you, India has a 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control with China from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. Border tensions have arisen between Indian and Chinese armies following a violent clash in the Pangong Lake area on May 5, 2020. After this, after the clashes in the Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020, the gathering of forces increased further. There is an army with weapons.