​Myanmar India's Gateway to ASEAN

India's relationship with Myanmar holds significant strategic, economic, and cultural importance. However, challenges such as the recent military coup, trade gaps, the Rohingya crisis, and border security issues require careful navigation for fostering stronger ties and mutual benefits.

Myanmar’s Significance for India

  • Strategic Location: India and Myanmar share a 1,643 km land border and a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar serves as India's gateway to Southeast Asia.
  • Countering China: To counter China's influence, particularly the Chinese-developed Kyaukpyu port, India developed the Sittwe port in Myanmar's Rakhine state as part of its SAGAR Vision.
  • Internal Security: Myanmar borders several of ....
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