India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

BANGKOK: India , Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre long highway that will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries. Indian Ambassador to Thailand Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi said 73 bridges in Myanmar, built more than seven decades ago during World War II, were […]

India’s Myanmar Policy

Indian foreign policy has changed markedly since the 1990s, driven by realism and its own economic and strategic interests. One important change has been the increased attention New Delhi has been paying to Southeast Asia over the past two decades. The government of P. V. Narasimha Rao, which initiated India’s “Look East Policy,” also recognized […]

India, Myanmar to remove bottlenecks to boost trade

NEW DELHI: India and Myanmar today agreed to enhance trade and investment between the countries by removing bottlenecks such as lack of good connectivity and banking arrangements. The issues came up for discussion during the 5th India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting, which was held in Nay Pyi Taw today. The meeting was co-Chaired by […]

Chennai set to retrace old Myanmar business route

CHENNAI: The Union shipping ministry is likely to launch a cargo ferry service soon between Chennai and Yangon (Myanmar). Official sources said the service will open a sea route to largely land-based trade that is already worth billions of dollars. For Tamil Nadu, however, the opening of a sea route will re-establish economic ties that […]