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India's North-east eyes S-E Asia as trading partner via Myanmar

India's Seven Sisters - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura - and the State of Sikkim are ready to trade across borders through Myanmar with Asean states.

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The High Court in Myanmar. In an article in a journal of the Observer Research Foundation, the Indian diplomat Ashok Sajjanhar notes that Myanmar holds the key position in "India's matrix of ties with Asean."

THE new age, homegrown brands of the "Seven Sisters" of India's North-east and the state of Sikkim - He Man 9000 Beer, Freshy Sauces, Elrhino dung paper, made from rhino droppings, and a bevy of online startups - are looking at integrating with their neighbours in South-east Asia, as the region...

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