With an eye on China, India gifts submarine to Myanmar

NEW DELHI/YANGON — Taking their bilateral defense cooperation to new heights, India is giving a Soviet-era Kilo-class submarine to Myanmar, a move that many analysts see as an attempt by New Delhi to counter China’s clout in the region. The diesel-electric submarine, the INS Sindhuvir, which was commissioned to the Indian Navy in 1988, has […]

Myanmar politicians used “military junta” to describe Thailand

It was the coup Myanmar was least expecting, and it came with a sense of eerie familiarity. Dealing with its own emergence from five decades of military dictatorship, seemingly intractable ethnic violence and political protests of its own, Myanmar had long looked to Thailand as a relatively successful, stable and democratic neighbour.  That changed 10 […]