India and Myanmar Sign 3 MoU and Agree to Strengthen Border Security (Download PDF)

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India and Myanmar agreed to coordinate on border security. Both countries signed three deals in key economic sector. PM Narendra Modi confirmed New Delhi’s commitment to help develop Myanmar.

Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

  • PM Narendra Modi and the Southeast Asian nation’s State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi talk at delegation level.
  • Agreed to improve engagement in several areas including agriculture, power, renewable energy, and power sector.
  • Memorandum of understanding (MoU) were signed by India and Myanmar:
  1. On cooperation in the power sector
  2. On banking supervision between the Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank of Myanmar
  3. Designing an academic and professional building programme for the insurance industry of Myanmar

Key Aspects

  • Coordination on border security.
  • India shares a 1,600-km border with Myanmar.
  • India had offered to scale up power supply from Moreh (in Manipur) to Tamu (in Myanmar).
  • India had also offered partner in a pilot LED electrification project at a site designated by Myanmar.
  • Coordinating mega connectivity projects like Kaladan and trilateral highway and the projects in the fields of human resource development, healthcare, training, and capacity building with India sharing its resources and expertise with Myanmar.
  • India to develop a seed production centre in Yezin, Myanmar to improve the quality of seeds and an equally beneficial arrangement for trade in pulses. 

- Published/Last Modified on: October 20, 2016

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