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Still some missing links

India is doing a lot to strengthen connections with Asean and China, but a lot more work needs to be done on home soil.

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India has stepped up its already vigorous effort to improve connectivity with Asean by road, rail, air and sea in order not to miss trade opportunities not only with the 10 Southeast Asian countries, but also with China, say experts. 

The easiest way to link India and Asean is by land through the northeastern states that share borders with Myanmar and China, said participants at the Delhi Dialogue VI, held earlier this month in the Indian capital.

However, work needs to be done on many different fronts in order to fully connect India with Asean, said politicians, technical experts, diplomats, academics and businesspeople who took part in the sixth annual event dedicated to India-Asean relation.

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