28 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: India and its Neighborhood- Relations.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the details of the agreement signed; about India-Myanmar relations
News: The visiting Myanmar President U Win Myint had a meeting with PM Modi on important bilateral issues. The two sides signed 10 agreements with a focus on the socioeconomic development of Myanmar.
Key takeaways from the meeting
Some of the major takeaways are
Details of the agreements signed
India Myanmar Relations
India and Myanmar have traditionally had much in common, with cultural, historical, ethnic and religious ties, in addition to sharing a long geographical land border and maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal.
Importance of Myanmar for India
Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project
The project will connect the seaport of Kolkata with Sittwe seaport in Myanmar by sea; it will then link Sittwe seaport to Lashio in Myanmar via the Kaladan river boat route & then from Lashio on to Mizoram in India by road transport.
India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway
India’s renewed commitment to complete the 3,200-km India-Asian trilateral highway that extends from Moreh in India to Mae Sot in Thailand via Mandalay, Myanmar.
Source: Indian Express
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