India, Myanmar discussing procurement of pulses

NEW DELHI: Faced with shortage of pulses and increasing prices, the government today said it is negotiating a long-term arrangement for procurement of lentils fromMyanmar . Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was recently in Myanmar, said talks are going very well on government-to-government import of pulses. She said that India imports from various countries as the country produces […]

Centuryply to explore Oceania to overcome Myanmar’s log ban

Kolkata, March 19 (IANS): As Myanmar’s ban on the export on Gurjan wood remains in place, Indian plywood major Centuryply is exploring options of sourcing logs from countries in Oceania as well as Europe. “We are exploring options of bringing logs from Papua and New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. However, logistically these are difficult […]

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 […]