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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla Will Go To Myanmar On A Two-day Visit

The recent rise in militant activities in Manipur and Nagaland is one of the major issues.

New Delhi:

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla will be in Myanmar on a two-day visit on 22 and 23 December. This is the first high-level visit from India after the military took over the power there. Here he will meet members of the administration council, political parties and civil society. Humanitarian aid to Myanmar, security, concerns about the border and the political situation there will be discussed. Just a day ago, a military court there postponed the decision in Aung San Suu Kyi’s case till December 27.

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According to the information, the recent increase in the activities of militants in Manipur and Nagaland is one of the major issues, which Secretary Shringla will raise in his meeting with Myanmar officials. India shares a 1,640 km long border with Myanmar. Several northeastern states, including insurgency-hit Nagaland and Manipur, share their borders with Myanmar. India has been concerned about some militant organizations from the northeastern region taking refuge in Myanmar. (with language input)

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