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Wary of China’s Foothold, Japan Urges India to Help Myanmar

​​​​​​ Japan’s special envoy to Myanmar urged New Delhi to play an active role in protecting the troubled country before it falls back into China’s orbit. “India, with her old relationship, should play a more proactive role in Myanmar,” Yohei Sasakawa was quoted as saying in the Times of India. Myanmar faces mounting international pressure […]

Moscow Stands by Military Deal with Tatmadaw After US Criticism

Russia will abide by a deal to sell military aircraft and provide technical cooperation to Myanmar’s military, Moscow said after the agreement drew criticism from the U.S. The Kremlin on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to the deal, which was signed on Jan. 20 during Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu’s visit to the country and will see Moscow sell […]

US Urges Burma to end North Korea Military Ties

WASHINGTON — Pockets within the Burma military may still be cooperating with North Korea although the new civilian government and the military leadership oppose such ties, a senior US official said Wednesday. During Burma’s years of international isolation, its then-ruling junta bought defense equipment from North Korea. The US has been pressing Burma to cease […]