Nehru

Nehru?s vision seems to have been based on three-fold assumptions: first, assertion of India’s geo-strategic centrality to Asia; second, its deep historical and cultural ties with Southeast Asia; and third, non-aligned policy had a considerable appeal in Southeast Asia because newly independent countries of Asia would like to keep away from great power rivalries and conflict. 21 Nehru considered Asian harmony as a precondition in order for it to lend its legitimate weight to world politics. To that end, Nehru underlined the role of regionalism and multilateralism to enhance cooperation and mutual undertaking among these states in the indian sub continent