Dr. Jajati K. Pattnaik is Associate Professor at the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been acting as a Referee for the quarterly Journal Strategic Analysis published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) and Economic & Political Weekly. He was on the Editorial Board of International Studies, Sage Journals. He can be reached at email@example.com
Cultural links and past trade ties between the indigenous communities of Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan acted as symbiotic factors for cross-border collaboration under the broader framework of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.