China-India rivalry warms up in South Asia

For all the bilateral co-operation and warmth within the BRICS and other institutions, the intense China versus India rivalry remains as competitive as ever in South Asia. Being the stronger and more developed country, China generally takes the initiative in the race for regional supremacy and sets the pace. Its latest move, an offer for […]

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 […]

Naypyidaw’s long awaited dawn

Myanmar has taken a giant step towards democracy, even as it is shackled by the Army, which will do everything to turn the clock back. But, fortunately, the country has the rare gift of a leader who is highly intelligent Myanmar has been in the news in recent weeks generally for one single reason, namely […]

PM Modi to Indian diaspora in Myanmar: ‘We aren’t merely reforming India, but transforming India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day bilateral visit to Myanmar, justified decisions like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) terming them as ‘tough’ while addressing the Indian diaspora in Yangon on Wednesday. “We never shy away from taking big and tough actions for the benefit of India because we consider the […]

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 […]

India Exports Diesel to Myanmar; Aims for Stronger Trade to Contain China

India has been bidding to strengthen socio-economic ties with Myanmar as part of its ‘Act East’ policy but its latest overtures are being viewed as tactics largely aimed at containing Chinese influence. NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India has dispatched the first consignment of diesel to Myanmar ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day official visit […]

India To Grant Gratis Visa To Myanmarese Citizens: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said deepening the relationship with Myanmar was a priority for India, as a neighbour and also in the context of the ‘Act East Policy’. NAY PYI TAW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country. PM Modi made the […]

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 […]

India Plans to Sell Refined Crude Oil Products to Myanmar

​​ India plans to sell refined crude oil products to Myanmar as part of New Delhi’s efforts to deepen ties with its eastern neighbour, which is expected to see strong demand for fuels as it builds new roads, factories, utilities and airports, the Times of India reported on 20 February. Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan […]

6,900 km gas pipelines to connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, India

GARTALA: The government has ambitious plan to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal, ONGC Executive director S.C. Soni said here. “As part of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-eastern region, 6,900 km pipelines would be laid connecting Sitwe (Myanmar), Chittagong (Bangladesh), most north-eastern states, Siliguri and Durgapur,” […]