REALISING THE INDO-PACIFIC:Tasks For India’s Regional IntegrationAuthors: Professor L. Gordon Flake, Professor Stephen Smith, Ms Natalie Sambhi, Dr Jeffrey Wilson, Mr Dhruva Jaishankar, Ms Darshana Baruah, Mr David Lang, Mr Ananth Padmanabhan and Mr Shashank Reddy
AcknowledgementsProfessor L. Gordon Flake would like to express sincere thanks to the contributors of the publication, namely: Mr Ananth Padmanabhan (Carnegie India) Ms Darshana Baruah (Carnegie India) Mr David Lang (Australian Strategic Policy Institute) Mr Dhruva Jaishankar (Brookings India) Dr Jeffrey Wilson (Perth USAsia Centre) Ms Natalie Sambhi (Perth USAsia Centre) Mr Shashank Reddy (Carnegie India) Professor Stephen Smith (Perth USAsia Centre); Professional services were supplied to the project by Davina Designs (Perth), Words Count (Perth) and UWA UniPrint.This report may be cited as: Gordon Flake et al., “Realising the Indo-Pacific: tasks for India’s regional integration”. Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia. June 2017.Conclusions are derived independently and authors represent their own view rather than an institutional one.M265, 3rd Floor, Old Economics Building, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia[email protected]@PerthUSAsia PerthUSAsiaPerthUSAsia.edu.aulinkedin.com/company/perth-usasia-centre
02Foreword Professor L. Gordon Flake61Endnotes03Introduction Professor Stephen Smith05Chapter I. Uneasy Triangle: India’s Evolving Relations with the United States and China Dhruva Jaishankar31Chapter IV. India’s ASEAN relations Natalie Sambhi51Chapter VI. RCEP: India’s economic bridge to Asia Dr Jeffrey Wilson41Chapter V. Transformation through Cyber-innovation: The Great Indian Technological Leap Ananth Padmanabhan and R. Shashank Reddy14Chapter II. India in Maritime Asia Darshana M. Baruah21Chapter III.Strategic Convergence as Uncertainty Abounds: New Delhi’s Ties with Tokyo and Canberra David LangPAGE 01
PAGE 02ForewordREALISING THE INDO-PACIFIC: Tasks For India’s Regional IntegrationFOREWORDAuthor: Professor L. Gordon Flake, Chief Executive Officer at the Perth USAsia CentreSituated as we are in Australia’s self-proclaimed ‘Indian Ocean Capital’, the Perth USAsia Centre has a keen interest in India’s strategy toward a region increasingly described as the ‘Indo-Pacific’. At its most basic level, the concept of an ‘Indo-Pacific’ is driven by a need to incorporate India into the Asia-Pacific. Hence the tile of this volume, Realising the Indo-Pacific: tasks for India’s regional integration. Without a continuation of India’s economic growth and expanded influence in the region, this construct cannot be realised.Accordingly, this volume will provide a deeper understanding and assessment of India’s much-discussed ‘Look East-Act East’ strategy and policies related to its implementation.