Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: India-Myanmar

Anger in Manipur border town as 2 Tamil men shot in junta-ruled Myanmar, no trace of bodies

P. Mohan (27) and M. Aiyanar (35), both residents of Moreh on Indo-Myanmar border, crossed over into Myanmar Tuesday morning. They were allegedly killed by a pro-junta militia.

Quad ‘concerned’ over Myanmar, but India opposes sanctions, more focussed on border issues

Quad foreign ministers met in Melbourne Friday and called for end to violence and return to democracy in Myanmar. It asserted maritime rules-based order in South & East China Seas.

India plans ‘twin-track’ approach to engage with Myanmar junta as China makes inroads

India has taken a ‘decisive step’ to officially engage with Myanmar’s junta, keeping in mind its close partnership with ASEAN and concerns over Beijing growing closer to the regime.

Senior diplomat Vinay Kumar named India’s envoy to Myanmar

Kumar, a 1992-batch IFS officer, is presently serving as additional secretary at MEA's headquarters in Delhi. He will succeed Saurabh Kumar, who has been serving since January 2019.

‘I believe in democracy, that shouldn’t be a crime’ — Myanmar refugees hope for junta’s fall

Hundreds of refugees from Myanmar, including members of the fallen govt, are taking shelter in Manipur, where residents have stepped up to provide housing, food and clothing.

Over 700 Myanmar nationals entered Mizoram in past few weeks, say state police

Police said that 10,025 refugees have entered Mizoram so far following the military coup in Myanmar and that the new entrants were mostly civilians like pregnant woman and children.

Protests show Myanmar military can’t frighten its citizens like before

Myanmar military's playbook of unmitigated violence against its own citizens has worked in the past. Two months since the coup, large-scale demonstrations continue.

India attending Myanmar military parade was about ‘protocol’, not ‘condoning’ coup by junta

India has to walk a tightrope because of its interests in Myanmar, the long border, and the issue of Northeast insurgencies. It has urged a dialogue since 1 Feb coup.

110-km road is final challenge for long-delayed India-Myanmar Kaladan connectivity project

An MEA initiative approved in 2008, Kaladan project seeks to ease India’s access to Southeast Asia and also provide an alternate route between landlocked northeast & rest of India.

Mizoram & Myanmar have helped each other through flood, violence, famine. A coup won’t change it

Modi govt has called for the influx of Myanmar refugees to be checked. But Mizoram has repeatedly approached the Centre to reiterate that it can't be indifferent to their sufferings.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.