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N-E, a border of prosperity

world Updated: May 29, 2012 00:09 IST
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The Northeast has been the focus of India’s Myanmar policy, even more so than China. With the security situation in the Northeast stabilizing, PM’s visit to Myanmar was a chance to boost the other side of security: economics.

The following concessions targeted Northeastern states on India’s eastern border and the adjoining areas in Myanmar.

Border haats or local markets for citizens of both countries to be held at several points along the border.

Border Area Development scheme would use allocate small grants to build bridges, small roads and schools to help isolated settlements along the border. A new Land Customs Station to be set up at Zorinpui in Mizoram.

Highway from Tamu, on the Myanmar border with Manipur, into Myanmar to be upgraded.

Cardamom agricultural assistance plan for Naga self-administered zone in Myanmar.