Militant activity will not be able to disrupt economic corridors: VK Singh

  • Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, Kunming
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2015 00:58 IST

Militant activity like the recent incident in Manipur will not be able to disrupt the proposed economic corridor linking Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM), VK Singh, minister of state for external affairs said Friday, adding India was committed to enhancing connectivity as part of its "Act East" policy.

Singh, in Kunming to take part in a China-South Asia trade meet where India is the theme country, said: "Once the BCIM corridor comes up, I'm quite sure things will be taken care of. We're committed to ensure connectivity as part of our Act East policy. On the incident referred to, I am quite sure, security agencies and the home ministry will take care of that."

The four countries involved are currently drawing up the modalities for the ambitious corridor which is expected to enhance economic and people-to-people linkages in the region. "We've been looking to two different alignments: One through Bangladesh, one through the Siliguri links with the BCIM corridor, becomes part of it, although it will ultimately go to Thailand.

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