Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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 “Sub Regional Cooperation Between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh”

Date: March 30, 2016 
Venue: JUNIPER HALL, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi




March 30, 2016 (Wednesday)

09:45-10:00 am


10:00-11:30 am

Inaugural Session


Welcome remarks: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CEO, ICRIER


Presentation: “Sub Regional Cooperation Between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh”
Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER


Keynote Address:   Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region


11:30-11:45 am


11:45-01:00 pm

Session 1: Economic Cooperation in the Sub Region – India, Bangladesh and Myanmar


Panel Discussion:

Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India

San Oo Maung, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Pratibha Parkar, Director, Ministry of External Affairs, India


Chair: Jayant Prasad, Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses


01:00-01:45 pm


01:45-03:00 pm

Session 2: Trends and Patterns of Trade between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar



Arvind Mehta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India





·      Prominence of RMG Sector in Bangladesh-India Bilateral Trade and Investment

Selim Raihan, Executive Director, SANEM and Farazi Binti Ferdous, Fellow, SANEM, Bangladesh


Market Access and India

Zin Zin Naing, Researcher, Yangon University of Economics  and Khin Thida Nyein, Researcher, Monywa University of Economics, Myanmar


·      Trade Patterns in the Sub Region: India, Myanmar and Bangladesh

Deepika Wadhwa, Consultant, ICRIER and Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER


03:00-04:00 pm

Session 3:  Economic Cooperation through Connectivity : India, Myanmar and Bangladesh



Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India



·      Connectivity in Sub Region: India, Myanmar and Bangladesh

Nisha Taneja,Professor, ICRIER and Deepika Wadhwa,Consultant, ICRIER


Issues and Prospects of Bangladesh-India-Myanmar Trade-Investment

Farazi Binti Ferdous,Fellow, SANEM and Selim Raihan, Executive Director, SANEM, Bangladesh


·      Connectivity, Transaction Cost and Trade Relation between Myanmar, India and Bangladesh

Tun Min Sandar, Research Associate, MDRI-CESD, Myanmar





04:15-05:30 pm

Session 4:  FDI : India, Bangladesh and Myanmar



Manoj Pant, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India



India’s Outward Investment to Myanmar and Bangladesh

Samridhi Bimal, Research Associate, ICRIER and Deb Kusum Das, Consultant, ICRIER


Indian Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar

Tin Htoo Naing,Director, Center for Economy, Environment and Society (CEES Myanmar) andMyo Myo Myint,CEES, Myanmar


05.30-05.45 pm

Concluding Remarks


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