Myanmar is likely to receive a lot of attention from India's new government, in the form of cross-border bus services linking it to the landlocked northeast and better air connectivity, as New Delhi seeks to ramp up ties with its strategically important eastern neighbour that is seen as a bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia.
An Indian embassy official has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to a long-delayed infrastructure project that will connect Chin and Rakhine states with northeastern India, despite community objections and concerns.
Myanmar is seeking Indian investments in various sectors including energy, agriculture, tourism and forestry.Consul General of Myanmar in Kolkata Kyaw Swe Tint said there was a lot of opportunities to invest in the areas of agriculture, tourism, forestry, livestock, fisheries and energy.
Myanmar and India signed an agreement here to prevent insurgency and curb human trafficking through the border areas of the two neighbouring countries, a media report said Saturday.
United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, arrived in Monywa, Sagaing Division, on Monday to meet with villagers living near the controversial Latpadaung Copper Mine.
India Ambassador to Myanmar, Gautam Mukhopadhaya visited Mizoram yesterday to better acquaint himself with Mizoram and to get the real situation of the border areas with the hope of enhancing better Indo-Myanmar trade.