India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh

India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two eastern neighbours. In a gazette notification, the home ministry said the central government has designated Zorinpui land check post in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry […]

India signs 11 agreements with Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW: India and Myanmar today signed 11 agreements in a range of sectors, including one on maritime security cooperation, to further strengthen their multifaceted partnership. The MoUs were signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. India and Myanmar signed an MoU to strengthen […]

On PM Narendra Modi’s visit, Myanmar to receive first lot of diesel from India

NAY PYI TAW: The first consignment of high speed diesel from India will reach Myanmar on September 3, Parami Energy Group CEO Ken Tun has said. Ken Tun told Mizzima News that his group is importing the diesel under a joint venture agreement with India’s Numaligarh Refineries or NRL. Two trucks, each loaded with 4,000 […]

India setting up 9 border trade points with Myanmar

Keen to boost border trade between Northeast India and the neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, the Indian government is setting up nine border haats or markets along the border with Myanmar, a top official said on Wednesday. Addressing the inauguration of the Eighth Delhi Dialogue here, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs […]

Mandalay bus services in final stages

Mandalay: In line with India’s Act East Policy, the proposal for a bus service between Mandalay in Myanmar and Imphal in Manipur is in its final stages, with both the countries trying to liberalize border movements.The Imphal-Mandalay bus service is a long-standing demand of Manipur government as over 10,000 Manipuris live in Mandalay. The distance […]

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 to import 1 LT rice from Myanmar to avoid supply crisis in Manipur and Mizoram

NEW DELHI: India is going to import one lakh tonnes of rice from Myanmar to avoid supply crisis in Manipur and Mizoram as the construction work is going on the railway line connecting these two north-eastern states to other parts of the country. In this regard, the government will float a exploratory tender on September […]

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 […]

Myanmar to get special attention from Modi government

Myanmar is likely to receive a lot of attention from India’s new government, in the form of cross-border bus services linking it to the landlocked northeast and better air connectivity, as New Delhi seeks to ramp up ties with its strategically important eastern neighbour that is seen as a bridge between South Asia and Southeast […]

Soon, a bus ride to Myanmar from India

Giving a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s thrust to boost connectivity with neighbouring South Asian countries, India is set to launch a weekly cross-border bus service between Imphal in Manipur and Mandalay in central Myanmar. The service is likely to start from October and would cover a distance of 579 kilometres between Imphal […]