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Myanmar Emerging as Key Component in China’s Belt Road Initiative

A recent public speaking trip through Asia discussing the ongoing developments within the China Belt Road Initiative (BRI) exposed a number interesting themes, one of which is the increasing influence Myanmar is having on China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Most discussion within the maritime, oil & gas and rail sectors focused on the growing improvements […]

Myanmar is key pillar in India’s ‘Act East’ policy: PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described Myanmar as a “key pillar” of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and expressed his firm commitment to strengthen the bilateral relationship in all areas. He made the comments when Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services Sr Gen. U Min Aung Hliang called on him here, a PMO statement […]

AJK Surgical Strikes Planned After Success in Myanmar: Parrikar

NEW DELHI: The Indian army was readied for its disputed surgical strikes inside Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) because an Indian TV anchor had needled the Modi government to take on Pakistan the way it claimed to have crossed into Myanmar, former defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said according to a report on Saturday. The Indian Express said Mr […]

‘One Belt, One Road’ Welcomed With Some Caution

China is convening from Sunday a large two-day summit in Beijing to tout its ambitious “One Belt, One Road” development strategy. The initiative proposed by China’s leadership seeks to promote massive infrastructure projects, spanning 65 countries in Asia and Europe and about 40 percent of global gross domestic product. Many Asian countries, including populous Indonesia […]