A PUBLICATION OF THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR EASTERN AND
NORTH EASTERN REGIONAL STUDIES, KOLKATA

A University Grants Commission Approved Journal
(under UGC-CARE, Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
ISSN 2582-2241

EDITORIAL BOARD

CHAIRMAN

Sitaram Sharma

Honorary Consul-General of Belarus in Calcutta;
Vice-President, Indian Federation of United Nations Associations, New Delhi;
Chairman, Asia in Global Affairs, Calcutta;
President, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta;
        and former Chairman, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta

 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Harish C. Mehta

PhD, Department of History, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada;
former positions: Lecturer, McMaster, University of Toronto, and Trent University;
Senior Indochina Correspondent, The Business Times of Singapore,
and Managing Editor and Associate Publisher, Imprint magazine, Bombay

 

EDITORS

Jayanta Kumar Ray

PhD, National Research Professor, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India;
Honorary Adviser, Centre for Research in Indo-Bangladesh Relations, Calcutta;
and Honorary Professor, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Calcutta University

Aniruddha Lahiri

BSc Hons., BTech, Indian Institute of Technology;
former Director, Hindustan Lever; and Senior Vice President, Unilever/Entrepreneur

Surendra Munshi

Dr. Soz. Wiss.; former Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta;
and Member, Programme Council, Forum 2000 Foundation, Prague

 

DEFENCE AND SECURITY CONSULTANTS

John Ranjan Mukherjee

Lt. Gen. (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, VSM;
former General Officer Commanding, Kashmir (15 Corps),
and Chief of Staff, Eastern Command

Shib Nath Mukherjee

Maj. Gen. (Retd.), VSM

Niladri Shankar Mukherjee

Brig. (Retd.), SM