India-Myanmar-Thailand highway pact to be inked in 15 days

“We will sign a road agreement with Myanmar and Thailand to link the North-East to the two East-Asian countries. the agreement is ready and it will be signed in 15 days,” Nitin Gadkari said. NEW DELHI: India will sign a trilateral road agreement in the next 15 days with Myanmar and Thailand with a view […]

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 […]

Myanmar an option for Indian textile entrepreneurs

Favourable government policies, low wages, shorter sea route and growing garment exports make Myanmar an attractive option for Indian textile entrepreneurs, says Rajesh Kumar Shah The garment sector in Myanmar has grown enormously since the lifting of economic sanctions by Western nations in 2012, after a gap of 15 years. Today, it employs over 250,000 […]

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 […]

Direct container shipping service to Myanmar flagged-off

KRISHNAPATNAM (ANDHRA PRADESH): One of the largest ports on the East Coast Krishnapatnam port has flagged off a direct container shipping between Indian subcontinent and Myanmar, said a senior official of Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL). The Yangon direct service, a fortnightly container service operated by the Shipping Corporation of India ( SCI) was flagged […]

India-Myanmar ferry service to start next month: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI: The proposed ferry service between India and Myanmar will commence next month that will facilitate cargo and passenger movement between the two countries. Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today said the service will begin in October this year. The proposed cargo ferry service will connect the two countries through […]

Krishnapatnam Port gears up for SCI’s Yangon-Colombo service

Having enabled the traders to connect with their counterparts in Myanmar and Colombo, the Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) is all set to welcome the Shipping Corporation of India’s yet-to-be-named service that would connect both the countries. At present, KPCL is facilitating a fortnightly service to the Port of Yangon, which is about 1,100 nautical […]