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"Academics and commentators readily acknowledge India as a dynamic link that 'fuses' the Greater Middle East and East Asia," he said.
The New Silk Road vision and the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor are intended to reinvigorate regional partnerships to promote economic integration, Pyatt said.
"The idea is a simple one: by maximising the use of transportation and energy infrastructure and actively promoting cross-border collaboration and trade, Central, South and Southeast Asia can once again become a bustling hub for global commerce," he added.
Pyatt said the economic potential of a more open and integrated South Asia is virtually unlimited.
As the New Silk Road vision becomes a reality, it is easy to imagine textiles and tea made in Bangladesh making their way through Afghanistan to Central Asia, while Kazakh wheat and Turkmen energy move southward to feed families and light homes in Pakistan and India, he said.
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