Jagannath Panda quoted in the South China Morning Post on India and the ASEAN nations

February 27, 2023: Jagannath Panda, Head of the Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs, was quoted in an article by the South China Morning Post about the questions “Why is India’s status among ASEAN nations rising?”

Jagannath Panda said that with Southeast Asian countries increasingly seeing India as an alternative global supply chain, New Delhi needed to quickly improve on its domestic infrastructure and enact investment-friendly laws.

“India needs to act fast to win its credibility as an emerging economy … Southeast Asian countries would like to see that in India to solidify their partnership [with it],” said Jagannath Panda.

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