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Tripura:  Furthering Possibilities on  Regional Cooperation

Tripura: Furthering Possibilities on Regional Cooperation

Tripura has been making strides in the recent times towards leveraging its locational advantage, cultural and historical similarities and ties with Bangladesh towards enhancing economic and strategic relationships between the two countries. In the more tangible space, several connectivity improvements have happened in Tripura including for roadways, railways and most recently waterways, that puts it promptly into the map as a possible gateway to the rest of the world via Bangladesh for India’s North East Region (NER) and also the land-locked neighbouring countries of Nepal and Bhutan. This paper looks at these recent developments and shares some specific ideas for Tripura with particular reference to the sectors of agri-horticulture, aqua, forestry and tourism, towards leveraging the recent investment in infrastructure ad diplomatic ties.