An Indian gold trader based in the northeastern state of Assam has been arrested for allegedly smuggling nearly nearly $300 million worth of gold from Burma.
The visit by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj comes just one day after a high-profile visit to China by Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
A surge in pseudoephedrine smuggled in from India is key to the boom in Burma’s methamphetamine production, say police and narcotics experts.
The number of deaths from a mysterious infectious disease in the Naga Self-Administered Zone has nearly doubled since the start of this week.
Eighteen people, most of them children, have died of infectious diseases in a single village in the Naga Self-Administered Zone since the beginning of June.
With India’s pivot to the east, the country’s border with Burma is taking on new importance, but remains a source of tension.