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Myanmar - The neighbour we keep forgetting
May 24, 2012

Myanmar - The neighbour we keep forgetting

Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh is currently visiting Myanmar which is only the second visit by an Indian PM in 20 years. Hopefully political exchanges at that level will be more frequent. It will always be in our interest that we should seek to economically integrate our eastern states with Myanmar.

Myanmar and China in Cahoots: SIGINT capabilities on Coco Island get boost
Apr 17, 2023

Myanmar and China in Cahoots: SIGINT capabilities on Coco Island get boost

The growing SIGNIT capabilities on Myanmar’s Coco Island with China’s assistance raise concerns for New Delhi

Myanmar and India: A bridge and a gateway to the East
May 28, 2012

Myanmar and India: A bridge and a gateway to the East

As immediate neighbours, India and Myanmar have little choice but to engage each other closely. Such engagement needs understanding of each other's social and economic interests, and respect for each other's political and strategic concerns.

Myanmar and irregular warfare in a multipolar world
Apr 02, 2024

Myanmar and irregular warfare in a multipolar world

Evolving insurgent tactics in a world order characterised by multipolar competition may now be increasingly characterised by overt proximity between m

Myanmar and the Geopolitics of the Bay of Bengal
Aug 23, 2023

Myanmar and the Geopolitics of the Bay of Bengal

The opening up of Myanmar has added a new strategic value to the Bay of Bengal. Isolated for decades, Myanmar is actively engaging the world's major players in redefining its geopolitical identity today. This has further encouraged naval exchanges, exploration of energy resources and development of connectivity infrastructure in a vital littoral of the Bay. Within this evolving context, this paper attempts to examine the implications of these cha

Myanmar by-polls: less for now, more for future
Feb 23, 2012

Myanmar by-polls: less for now, more for future

The upcoming by-elections in Myanmar on April 1 have generated a lot of hype and justifiable attention. The polls have also generated a lot of expectations, but may not deliver much in real terms. However, in terms of trends and moods, it could be a pointer to the future.

Myanmar can learn A Lot from India, Say Myanmar's Civil Society Groups
May 19, 2011

Myanmar can learn A Lot from India, Say Myanmar's Civil Society Groups

A delegation of Myanmar civil rights groups was of the view that civil society groups could be used as a catalyst for social change in their country. They hoped that the civil society would be able to play a critical role in further transforming the seemingly changing political system of the country.

Myanmar has unfolded a new situation for India: former MEA official
Dec 30, 2013

Myanmar has unfolded a new situation for India: former MEA official

The opening of Myanmar, which till recently was considered a black hole, has unfolded a new situation, with that country becoming an important bridge for India looking northwards, eastwards and into the Bay of Bengal region.

Myanmar needs to resolve Rohingyas issue for peace in region
Jul 15, 2013

Myanmar needs to resolve Rohingyas issue for peace in region

Whether the Bodh Gaya bombings are found to be linked to Myanmar's sectarian violence or not, the perpetual communal tension in Myanmar is doing no good for the country's future. An early resolution to the issue is in the interest of Myanmar and the region at large. Myanmar needs to take upon itself the responsibility of finding a lasting resolution to the sectarian violence sooner than later.

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation
Jun 15, 2015

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation

One needs to be cautious in pronouncing that the recent Myanmar Operation by the Indian army is a new, all-purpose security and counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism doctrine for every eventuality, circumstance and geography. In the case of Pakistan and the Kashmir theatre, for example, things will not be as simple.

Myanmar's conflicts and its regional dimensions
Mar 25, 2015

Myanmar's conflicts and its regional dimensions

The Kokang factor has long been a source of tension in China-Myanmar relations. The recent killing of Chinese farmers in Myanmar bombing has demonstrated that the role of the regional players needs to be brought to the fore, within the larger framework of international support in its peace process.

Myanmar's elections: What happens next?
Nov 07, 2015

Myanmar's elections: What happens next?

For most people, Myanmar's Sunday election is about change for the better. But there is much at stake than just winning. What impacts will the election have on the socio-political fabrics of the country at a time when there are growing societal divides on religious and ethnic lines.

Myanmar's military diplomacy
Aug 09, 2012

Myanmar's military diplomacy

Myanmar's military chief General Min Aung Hlaing's recent India visit is another significant step in Myanmar's military diplomacy. Myanmar knows its interest lies in keeping a balanced military engagement with major powers and it would be the last that would want a strategic rivalry of the great powers be played out in its country.

Myanmar's transition process and India-Myanmar relations
Jul 13, 2015

Myanmar's transition process and India-Myanmar relations

A question that merits a sharper assessment is the impact of Myanmar's transition process on India-Myanmar relations. Security cooperation between the two countries since Myanmar's transition has definitely scaled up. The most visible demonstration is Indian Army's recent cross-border operation.

Myanmar's wheel of change
Nov 18, 2015

Myanmar's wheel of change

The landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) in the November 8 elections is a harbinger of changing times in Myanmar. Winning clear majority, bagging more than 2/3rds of seats, the NLD has been placed in a position to steer reforms in the country.

Myanmar, the Flux within
Nov 22, 2010

Myanmar, the Flux within

Participants of an interaction on Myanmar felt that Myanmar should be allowed to exercise its will regarding its internal political and economic decisions, but there should be an attempt to check the irregularities in these areas so that her neighbours such as India and Bangladesh do not bear the brunt.

Myanmar-Bangladesh-India: Grappling with the Rohingya crisis
Sep 25, 2017

Myanmar-Bangladesh-India: Grappling with the Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh has seen massive demonstrations in favour of the Rohingya refugees, particularly from Islamist parties and organisations whose sympathy is driven by religious affiliation.

Myanmar:  Niggling border with Bangladesh
Jun 13, 2014

Myanmar: Niggling border with Bangladesh

Myanmar's unsettled scores on the border front once again took an ugly turn when its border guards police exchanged crossfire with its Bangladesh counterpart for three days from 28 May. A Bangladesh border guard personnel was said to be killed.

Myanmar: 'Environment' in the changing environment
Jan 26, 2012

Myanmar: 'Environment' in the changing environment

When the world finding itself in a deadlock on the issues of environment and sustainable development, Myanmar is poised to enter a new era that could pave the way for economic prosperity without any significant negative impact on the environment.

Myanmar: 'Not so hunky-dory' transition
Aug 15, 2014

Myanmar: 'Not so hunky-dory' transition

The South-east Asian country of Myanmar has now completed three years of political and economic reforms, but the journey has been "not so hunky dory" if US secretary of State John Kerry is to be believed.

Myanmar: A generation lost
Dec 06, 2013

Myanmar: A generation lost

The last surviving member of Myanmar's '30 Comrades', Ye Htut, passed away on 27 November 27, in a Yangon nursing home at the age of 92. Ye Htut was the youngest member of the '30 Comrades' and Burma Independence Army (BIA), which was led by Gen Aung San.

Myanmar: A new frontier for India?
Jun 28, 2013

Myanmar: A new frontier for India?

Myanmar has become a preferred investment and trade destination as the South-East Asian country has been able to generate great interest from businesses and nations worldwide.

Myanmar: A year of hope and despair for political prisoners
Jan 03, 2014

Myanmar: A year of hope and despair for political prisoners

The year 2013 started with a glimmer of hope for political prisoners languishing in jails across Myanmar when President Thein Sein announced a committee to scrutinise release of political prisoners in February.

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Verdict and Its Aftermath
Dec 21, 2021

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Verdict and Its Aftermath

The world frets as Aung San Suu Kyi is tried on multiple grounds. Has the tombstone of Myanmar democracy been laid?

Myanmar: Balancing India and China
Jul 26, 2010

Myanmar: Balancing India and China

Myanmar's top military general, Than Shwe, would use his India visit to convey the message to New Delhi that his country's relationship with India remains strong and undiluted in the backdrop of the recent events.

Myanmar: Can the Junta’s powers be curtailed in 2023?
Feb 01, 2023

Myanmar: Can the Junta’s powers be curtailed in 2023?

As Myanmar marks its second year under military rule, the burning question now is would 2023 be any different?

Myanmar: Chinese calculations behind Suu Kyi's visit
Jun 26, 2015

Myanmar: Chinese calculations behind Suu Kyi's visit

Aung San Suu Kyi's five-day official visit to China is a beckon of changing times. The Myanmarese Opposition leader and Noble Laureate surprised all when news of her going to China on an official visit was public.

Myanmar: Communal violence engulfs the nation again
Oct 07, 2013

Myanmar: Communal violence engulfs the nation again

A fresh spate of violence targeting Muslims in the western coastal town of Thandwe in Myanmar on 29 September is an indication of communal violence engulfing the nation all over again.

Myanmar: Coup, COVID-19, and the ongoing economic crisis
Jun 15, 2022

Myanmar: Coup, COVID-19, and the ongoing economic crisis

Myanmar is currently fraught with rising humanitarian needs, and an impending economic meltdown that seems quite probable

Myanmar: Covid-19 second wave deadlier than the first?
Sep 22, 2020

Myanmar: Covid-19 second wave deadlier than the first?

Authorities need to increase testing capacities.

Myanmar: Deadlock over the oath
Apr 27, 2012

Myanmar: Deadlock over the oath

Even before the Opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) could celebrate its victory in the recently-concluded by-elections, Myanmar is facing its first test as a nascent and evolving democracy.

Myanmar: Ethnic tensions threaten progress
Mar 01, 2013

Myanmar: Ethnic tensions threaten progress

Myanmar is on the cusp of a new era of reforms and development. With the civilian Government showing much interest in the forward looking economic alleviation agenda and Aung San Suu Kyi's appointment as the Leader of the Opposition,

Myanmar: Hope of a ceasefire agreement?
Apr 24, 2015

Myanmar: Hope of a ceasefire agreement?

The draft National Ceasefire Agreement was signed between the National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) and Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC) on March 31. The draft was agreed upon by the two entities in President Thein Sein's presence.

Myanmar: In search of strategic balance, new identity
Nov 23, 2011

Myanmar: In search of strategic balance, new identity

As Myanmar attempts to build a new identity for itself, this will not only redefine its domestic future but will also allow realignment of its ties with external powers. The international community's support is important to further encourage the changes.

Myanmar: India relations on upswing
Oct 20, 2020

Myanmar: India relations on upswing

The strategic location of Myanmar is beneficial for India’s economic engagement as well as physical and social connectivity.

Myanmar: Marching towards the right direction
Apr 04, 2012

Myanmar: Marching towards the right direction

More than the thumping victories of Aung San Suu Kyi and her party candidates, the recent by-elections are yet another sign that Myanmar is forging ahead towards being a democratic nation. The pace of the reforms of President Thein Sein has surpised one and all.

Myanmar: Navy chief as VP, what does it mean?
Aug 24, 2012

Myanmar: Navy chief as VP, what does it mean?

The naming of Navy chief Vice-Admiral Nyan Tun, 58, as the Vice-President of Mya nmar has come as a rude surprise as well as a pleasant shock. Given the nature of this development, the nation itself would be examined under many lenses.

Myanmar: Past haunts over-cautious junta
Feb 07, 2014

Myanmar: Past haunts over-cautious junta

The military-led government in Myanmar, emerging from over a half century of absolutist rule, stands blemished following reports about the killing of over 49 Rohingya Muslims in the north-western part of the country.

Myanmar: Relations with China, post COVID-19
Apr 14, 2020

Myanmar: Relations with China, post COVID-19

Myanmar is ill-equipped to handle growing COVID-19 caseload on its own — it requires external help.

Myanmar: Right time to lift sanctions?
Nov 20, 2010

Myanmar: Right time to lift sanctions?

The imposition of sanctions was intended to effect political change inside Myanmar, albeit unsuccessful, in the first place. And because the issue is how best to encourage change, perhaps, it is the right time to lift sanctions as incentive for change.

Myanmar: Shadow of COVID-19 over upcoming elections
May 06, 2020

Myanmar: Shadow of COVID-19 over upcoming elections

Later this year, the national elections will be due. The elections may be postponed because of the COVID-19 scenario.

Myanmar: Suu Kyi needs to do more on her'healthy scepticism'
Jun 22, 2012

Myanmar: Suu Kyi needs to do more on her'healthy scepticism'

The reforms in Myanmar took yet another symbolic step in the past few weeks with Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and the nation's crusader for democracy, set foot for the first time outside the country in over 24 years.

Myanmar: The importance of Suu Kyi's India visit
Oct 26, 2012

Myanmar: The importance of Suu Kyi's India visit

Nobel Peace laureate and pro-democratic champion of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to visit India in mid November. The dates are yet to be finalised. This would be Suu Kyi's first visit to India since her political carrier took a downward turn after the elections of 1990.

Myanmar: The Rohingya question in the current coup
Feb 11, 2021

Myanmar: The Rohingya question in the current coup

The change of power will hardly alter the fate of the displaced; more neglect and violence is currently being dreaded.