India-Myanmar Ties: Of Shared History & Contemporary Conflicts

Ahead of his first bilateral visit to Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Facebook to express that he was looking forward to meeting Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw and Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

During his three-day visit starting 5 September, Modi said that he would discuss security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, and infrastructure and energy. In a Facebook post, the Prime Minister added that he “will look at strengthening the existing cooperation between the two countries.”

Interestingly, Myanmar (once known as Burma) was included as an Indian province by the British. However, in 1937, Burma was recognised as a separate country. Read More…

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