India to link with Myanmar port to boost ASEAN connectivity

August 12, 2013: In its push for greater connectivity with ASEAN countries, India is focussing its attention on a deep-sea port in southern Myanmar that would provide a much shorter sea route to the economically vibrant Southeast Asian region and help boost trade.

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Burmese observe 8888 at Delhi

August 10, 2013: Around one hundred Burmese activists staged a protest demonstration today in New Delhi to mark the 25th anniversary of 8888 People Uprising for Democracy and Human Rights in Burma, which had occurred on August 8, 1988.

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Silver Jubilee marking 1988 uprising opens with somber reflection

August 7, 2013: Nearly 2,000 people came together on Tuesday to commemorate the storied 1988 popular uprising that nearly toppled Burma’s military dictatorship and ultimately cost thousands their lives.

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4 arrested in crackdown on monastery near Letpadaung Mine

August 7, 2013: A monastery near the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division was raided at around 2am on Tuesday by military police in search of activists fighting for local residents’ land rights.

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Burma Business Roundup (August 03)

August 5, 2013: Indian State Bank Aims to Compete With China in Burma Loans

India’s state Export-Import Bank is planning to invest US$800 million in Burma in an effort to compete for business with neighboring China, said a Bloomberg report.

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Political parties demand re-survey of Indo-Myanmar border

August 5, 2013: All major political parties and various social organisations today demanded immediate halt of the ongoing construction of fencing along the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur until a proper re-survey of the borderline is done.

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India to step up military cooperation with Myanmar

July 30, 2013: As part of the overall policy to counter China's strategic moves in the region, India now plans to assist Myanmar in building offshore-patrol vessels (OPVs) as well as further ramp up military training for Myanmarese armed forces.

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Myanmar naval chief visits India to strengthen bilateral maritime ties

July 30, 2013: Myanmar's Chief of Naval Staff , Vice Admiral Thura Thet Swe, met his Indian counterpart Admiral D.K. Joshi here on Monday to strengthen relations between the navies of the neighbouring countries.

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Connectivity with Myanmar Indian Ambassador assures to take up steps

July 29, 2013: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya during an unofficial visit to Imphal today promised maximum efforts in order to improve connectivity between India’s North East and Myanmar.

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Indo-Myanmar border markets get green light

July 29, 2013: Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce will move ahead with plans to open a series of markets at the Indo-Myanmar border area, said Tayza Aung Win, a director at the Sub-department of Internal Trade.

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Indian Army gifts 7 bailey bridges to Myanmar

July 26, 2013: In a move to provide a vital fillip to the relationship between the two historic neighbours – India and Myanmar – the Indian Army yesterday handed over seven Bailey bridges to the Myanmar Army at Leimakhong army headquarter, about 20 km north of Imphal.

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