On November 11, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a 10-day tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji – his longest overseas trip to date. All eyes will be on the East Asia Summit in Myanmar, as well as the G-20 Summit in Australia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his forthcoming visit to Myanmar starting Tuesday to attend the India-Asean and East Asia summits, MEA officials said on Saturday.
Key connectivity projects between India's landlocked northeast and Myanmar, a crucial part of India's Look East Policy, need to be completed on time to boost trade and partnership between India and the booming Southeast Asian region, especially with China stealing a march, experts said here Thursday.
Of late, India’s engagement with its eastern neighbour Myanmar is quite dynamic and intensive. The new saffron Government led by Narendra Modi is quite enthusiastic in forging friendly, mutally beneficial diplomatic relations with Myanmar and other member countries of ASEAN.
India has reason to cheer from the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting at Myanmarbeginning tomorrow with Philippines all set to present Triple Action Plan (TAP) to resolve territorial disputes involving few Southeast Asian countries and China in South China Sea (SCS) region where Delhi has significant oil investments.
The governments of India and Myanmar officials have discussed supplying electricity to Sagaing region (Myanmar) on August 4 in Tamu, border town of Myanmar.