Buttressing Dhaka-Yangon relations

Boosting up Dhaka-Yangon ties in the field of trade and commerce has for long remained a promising prospect, though still untapped by either country. When it comes to the subject of expansion of Bangladesh’s trading horizon, Myanmar often figures prominently as a suitable trading partner.  And very appropriately so, given not only the geographic proximity […]

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 […]

China won’t interfere in Myanmar’s domestic affairs

China debates bridging Silk Road blueprint with India’s “Look East” policy in Myanmar China has assured Myanmar that it will not interfere in its domestic affairs, despite a cross-border surge in the Yunnan province of refugees, who are escaping fighting following a military offensive in northern Myanmar. Heavy fighting between the Myanmar army and Kokang […]

India-Myanmar container service runs into trouble in two months post launch

NEW DELHI: The India-Myanmar container service, an offshoot of the government’s Look East Policy, has run into a rough patch just two months into its launch. Questions are being raised over the sustainability of the service, which is riding on a kitty of Rs 14 crore, after it incurred a loss of over Rs 1 […]

India set to import 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar

India, the largest rice exporter in the world, is set to import around 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar, which was once the largest exporter of the commodity. The move is a result of logistical bottlenecks that will hinder the transportation of rice to the northeastern states of India. The rice import is a preventive […]