Samir Sharma was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies from May 2013 to July 2013. His areas of interest are politics of accommodation, institutional frameworks for minorities and the practice of federalism and citizenship.
The proposed BCIM EC can be seen as an opportunity for India to develop the regions of Northeast as well as those areas located in North Bengal (NB).
China defines itself as a ‘unitary multi-national state’ while the Indian Constitution declares that India is a ‘Union of States’. This philosophy behind such a framing is crucial for our understanding of minorities and autonomy.
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