A decision this week by India to grant visas free of charge to Burmese nationals, likely a boon to Burma’s outbound tour operators, has been met with some concern by…
Rights groups have condemned India’s plan to deport some 40,000 Rohingya Muslims, saying India should abide by its legal obligations and protect the stateless refugees who face persecution in Burma.
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.
India is looking to import pulses from Burma and African nations to counter a domestic shortfall of 7.6 million tonnes.
With India’s pivot to the east, the country’s border with Burma is taking on new importance, but remains a source of tension.