"Just as India is focusing on Look East policy, we expect Look at India policy from Japan," Narendra Modi, adding India should replicate the Japanese model of work culture at home to attract Japanese investment.
India`s Look East Policy, in which Myanmar plays a key role as the route for major connectivity between India`s landlocked Northeast and Southeast Asia, needs to rise above "mere academic talk" to show "more concrete action", experts said.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have the potential to be a springboard for India`s engagement with South East Asia and Indo-Pacific and developed as a shipping and tourist hub, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said.
Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development D Purandeswari has said the Government`s `Look East` policy is encouraging trade growth from eastern ports, particularly those in Andhra Pradesh.
President Pratibha Patil on Saturday completed her two-nation state visit to Laos and Cambodia in a bid to deepen economic and cultural ties with the two key ASEAN countries as part of an effort to boost India`s Look East Policy.