Q. Consider the following statements:
1.India’s Look East Policy had more comprehensive approach than its Act East Policy.
2.One of the objectives of Act East Policy is to enhance relations amongst the QUAD nations by involving in various bilateral military exercises.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Statement 1 is incorrect. India’s Act East Policy is more comprehensive than its Look East Policy. The focus of the “Look East Policy” was to increase economic integration with the South East Asian countries and the area was just confined to South East Asia only. On the other hand, the focus of the “Act East Policy” is economic and security integration and the focus area increased to South East Asia as well as East Asia.

Statement 2 is incorrect. There is no such objective but development of good relation with ASEAN countries is one of the objectives of Act East Policy.

Source: The Hindu