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Amit Shah says India scraps Free Movement Regime with Myanmar

Amit Shah said the decision was taken to maintain the demographic structure of India’s northeastern states bordering Myanmar.

Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 01:18 PM IST

With generals barred, Myanmar junta sends bureaucrat to ASEAN meeting

Myanmar's ruling generals remain barred from key meetings of the ASEAN over their failure to implement a peace plan agreed with the bloc.

ASEAN has a policy of inviting Myanmar to send what it calls a
Published on Jan 29, 2024 08:37 AM IST
Reuters |

Myanmar Army plane with 14 people crashes at Mizoram's Lengpui airport

There were 14 people, including the pilot, on board the aircraft, The injured were admitted to Lengpui Hospital, the Mizoram DGP said.

 The injured were admitted to Lengpui Hospital, the Mizoram DGP said.
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 12:50 PM IST

Over 150 Myanmar soldiers flee to Mizoram; some critically injured

An Assam Rifles officer said there had been gunfights between Myanmar Army and Arakan Army fighters for the past few days in areas close to Indian border.

A squad of Myanmar pro-democracy fighters works to ready drones for an attack on a nearby military base, the target in a wave of aerial assaults that has helped turn the war against the junta. (AFP file)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:39 AM IST

Examining Myanmar’s progression: Past to present

This article is authored by Kamakshi Wason, global COO and director, academic programmes, Tillotoma Foundation, Kolkata.

FILE- A Myanmarese looks towards the Indian side at the India-Myanmar border in Mizoram, India. (March 20, 2021) (AP)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 06:36 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Myanmar junta accused of war crimes over response to rebel offensive

The junta is facing its biggest battlefield challenge since its 2021 coup, with coordinated rebel attacks on military posts in Shan state, bordering China.

An air strike in Shan state earlier this month used bombs that were most likely cluster munitions, Amnesty said in a statement. (AFP/File)
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 02:55 PM IST
Reuters |

United by marriage, trade: This Mizoram town’s relations with Myanmar run deeper

The influx of refugees from Myanmar could be increasing every month, especially since the 2021 military coup

Residents of the town are in fact opposed to a border fence to curb the infiltration
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 06:24 PM IST
By, India-myanmar Border (mizoram)

Myanmar ex-soldiers look to build a new life in Mizoram

Earlier this month, at least 74 Myanmar army personnel, who had deserted their posts in Myanmar, had entered India after rebel groups captured their bases.

That Pian, Myanmar army ex-rifleman, works as a porter wherever he can find work.
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 01:35 AM IST

New battlelines drawn on the road to Mandalay

Delhi needs to tweak its policy in light of the gains made by the Three Brotherhood Alliance against the junta

Members of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army pose for a photograph in front of the seized army's infantry battalion in Kunlong township in Shan state, Myanmar on Nov. 12. (AP)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 12:00 PM IST
ByAvinash Paliwal

'Deeply concerned': India on clashes in Myanmar close to its border

A rapidly expanding offensive by Myanmar’s anti-junta groups has seen resistance fighters capture key towns and regions near the border with India recently.

This photo taken on November 10, 2023 shows fighters of the ethnic rebel group Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) standing guard at a check point in the town of Namhkam in northern Shan state.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 06:43 PM IST

Myanmar orders civil servants, ex-military to prepare for emergencies

The development comes after the junta reported 'heavy assaults' from insurgents in several places.

This photo taken on November 10, 2023 shows fighters of the ethnic rebel group Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) standing guard in the town of Namhkam in northern Shan state.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 02:36 PM IST
Reuters |

Mizoram on alert after gunbattle in Myanmar triggers refugee influx

Following the violence, over 1,000 Myanmar nationals, all of them residents of towns and villages close to the border, have reportedly crossed to Indian side.

According to officials, gunfight started between Myanmar army and cadres of Chinland Defence Force (CDF). (Representative file image)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 03:32 AM IST

Former Myanmar ousted leader Suu Kyi's prison sentences reduced by six years

Aung San Suu Kyi, 78, still must serve a total of 27 years out of the 33 she was originally imprisoned for.

Myanmar's then leader Aung San Suu Kyi (AP/File)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:56 PM IST
AP |

Myanmar junta postpones election promised after 2021 coup: Report

The military had pledged to hold elections by August 2023 after it overthrew the elected government headed by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar has been in chaos since the coup, with a resistance movement fighting the military on multiple fronts after a bloody crackdown on opponents that drew global condemnation and saw Western sanctions re-imposed. (File)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 10:04 AM IST
Reuters |

An opportunity and a challenge in Northeast

In the last few years, India prioritised enhancing railway development in Manipur and Mizoram, inching closer to the border with Myanmar.

Workers at the construction site of Jiribam-Imphal railway project in Imphal, Manipur.(ANI)
Published on Jun 16, 2023 12:42 PM IST

Fresh influx of Myanmar nationals reported in Mizoram since April 12 air strikes

Deputy commissioner of Champhai, James Lalrinchhana however assured that they have not received any reports of an influx over the past week

Around 35,000 Myanmar nationals have entered Mizoram since the military coup on February 1, 2021. (AFP file image)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 03:41 PM IST
ByEzrela Dalidia Fanai

Myanmar junta to allow 'loyal' civilians carry licensed arms: Report

Experts worry that allowing civilians to carry guns would empower pro-junta groups and only serve to escalate the violence and near-daily clashes between the military and armed resistance forces.

The Southeast Asian country's top generals led a putsch in February 2021. (Representative image)
Published on Feb 12, 2023 01:01 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Decoding the Myanmar crisis: domestic factors  or external players?

The study has been conducted by Jelvin Jose, Researcher, Institute of Chinese Studies

Decoding the Myanmar crisis(Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:56 PM IST
ByInstitute of Chinese Studies

EU to sanction 11 people involved in Myanmar coup, foreign policy chief says

While the bloc has an arms embargo on Myanmar, and has targeted some senior military officials since 2018, the measures would be its most significant response so far since the coup.

The extent of protests Wednesday in Yangon was hard to gauge as the government further restricted communications, limiting access to timely information.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 22, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Reuters |

Myanmar sees biggest protest in years as coup opposition grows

Since taking power in a Feb. 1 coup, Myanmar’s generals have ordered telecom providers to block social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in a bid to curb dissent.

Protesters fill a street in Mandalay, Myanmar on Sunday. (AP Photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Myanmar's military coup: What led to Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention?

The military, which ruled Myanmar for nearly five decades, said it has again taken control of the country under a state of emergency.

Demonstrators hold up images of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok, Thailand.(Bloomberg)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 04:34 PM IST | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi

Myanmar’s army chief challenges Joe Biden, bets big on China

Army chief Min Aung Hlaing, already faces sanctions from the US and UK for crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.

As of the end of last year, China stood as Myanmar’s second-biggest investor behind Singapore with $21.5 billion in approved foreign capital.(File photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Statement from Myanmar military on state of emergency

Due to such acts, there have been a lot of protests going on in townships and cities in Myanmar.

The state of emergency is effective nationwide and the duration of the state of emergency is set for one year.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Reuters |

In joint op with Myanmar, Indian army deploys ‘hammer and anvil’ tactics

India and Myanmar have conducted two synergised operations against insurgents on either side of the border under Operation Sunrise.

After Myanmar Army captured and prosecuted at least 38 Indian insurgents, including those belonging to NSCN(K) in military operations last month, Naypyidaw and New Delhi have decided not to allow armed militant groups inimical to either country to operate along the shared boundary.(AFP File)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 02:05 PM IST
New Delhi | By

India, Myanmar armies target terror camps along border: Report

The first phase of “Operation Sunrise” was conducted three months ago along the Indo-Myanmar border, during which a number of camps of north-east-based militant groups were busted.

The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. (Representative Image)(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 03:21 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India, Myanmar army conduct mega ops to protect Kaladan project near border

The Kaladan project aims to connect India and Myanmar by sea and land and is expected to be operational by 2020.

At least 12 rebel positions were destroyed by the Myanmar Army which was armed with Indian hardware, a senior army officer said.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPadma Rao Sundarji and Sudhi Ranjan Sen

19 killed in fight between Myanmar army and rebels

Today’s violence was between the military and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, or TNLA, one of several insurgent groups fighting for more autonomy in the north.

In this March 20, 2018 photo, a Kachin Independence army rebel stands at frontline outpost facing no man's land in Lawa Yang, outside of Laiza, the armed group's headquarters in northern Kachin state, Myanmar.(APo)
Updated on May 12, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Press Trust of India | ByAFP

Myanmar army assures UN of ‘harsh’ action on sexual assault allegations

Nearly 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown. Many of the refugees arriving in Bangladesh recounted incidents of killings and rape.

The United Nations Security Council team in Myanmar.(AP)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Reuters, Sittwe (Myanmar) | By

First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar: Govt

The Myanmar government said that a family of five members became the first to came back. They to Taungpyoletwei town repatriation camp in Rakhine state

Photo posted alongside the Myanmar government’s statement shows one man, two women, a young girl and a boy receiving the ID cards.(Myanmar government’s Information Committee/ Facebook)
Published on Apr 15, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Agence France-Presse, Yangon | ByAgence France-Presse
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