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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.
At the India-Myanmar border near Moreh in Manipur | Photo: Simrin Sirur/ThePrint

‘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.
Representational image of Myanmarese refugees urging India to help their country after the military overthrew the civilian government on 1 February | Photo: ANI

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.
Representational image of Myanmarese refugees urging India to help their country after the military overthrew the civilian government on 1 February | Photo: ANI

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.
A bailey bridge at Mizoram's Zorinpui, on the Indo-Myanmar border, leads into the neighbouring country. Zorinpui is the point where the roadways section of the Kaladan project enters India | Amrita Nayak Dutta | ThePrint

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.
Copies of the 10 March Home Ministry order, calling for the influx of refugees from Myanmar to be checked, are burnt in Aizawl Tuesday during a demonstration organised by the NGO Zo Reunification Organisation | Adam Saprinsanga | ThePrint

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.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga | Twitter | @ZoramthangaCM

Refugee crisis ‘open-ended question’ as Mizoram CM speaks to Myanmar foreign minister in exile

Mizoram has been facing an influx of refugees from Myanmar since last one month amid military crackdown there following the February coup, which overthrew the ruling party.

Cheers to Delhi govt for reducing drinking age to 21 and getting out of liquor business

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India is strangely silent about Myanmar’s coup — there are two strategic reasons

India seems to be standing out as a reluctant neighbour with neither the heft nor the intent to play any role in the biggest ongoing crisis in the region.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.