Oktober 2021

India Myanmar Agreement 2020

In this issue of our blog series on topics related to India`s neighborhood serenity, does Nidhi Varma interview Avinash Paliwal about her recent work „A Cat`s Paw of Indian Reactionaries“? Strategic Rivalry and Domestic Politics at the India-China-Myanmar Tri-Junction published in Asian Security, 2020. In October 2018, India had even signed an agreement with the myanmar government for the commissioning of the port. However, the conflict between the insurgent group Arakan Army and the Myanmar army had affected operationalization. According to a local NGO, more than 226,000 people have been displaced inside the province as a result of the violence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President Myint held talks at Hyderabad House and 10 agreements were signed between the two countries. Many agreements have focused on development projects under India`s assistance, particularly in the conflicting Rakhine State. M. The legacy of the two countries and the unconditional acceptance of a border drawn by the colonial authorities for administrative reasons meant that they also benefited from the associated costs. Project agreement for the construction of Kyawlyaung Ohlphyu Street and Kyaung Taung Kyaw Paung Street in Buthedaung Commune as part of the Rakhine State Development Program [1] Avinash Paliwal (2020) „A Cat`s Paw of Indian Reactionaries“? Strategic and domestic political rivalry at the India-China-Myanmar Tri-Junction, Asian Security, 16:1, 73-89, DOI: 10.1080/147998555.2018.1551884 The coastal navigation agreement will allow Indian ships to reach Mizoram through sittwe port on the Bay of Bengal and through the Multimodal Link of the Kaladan River. Amry`s Indian chief, Mr.M Naravane, and Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla with Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: mofamyanmar/Facebook Project agreement between the Ministry of Social Welfare, Aid and Relocation and the Indian Embassy in Yangon for the construction of kindergartens under the Rakhine State Development Programme Immediately afterwards, such a lack of consultation was not defeated, as India managed to sign the agreement and demarcate the border.

But the protests that followed in Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and later Mizoram meant that India could never transpose the agreement into a border treaty as it had imagined.

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