- Recently, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, National League for Democracy (NLD), registered a landslide victory in the general elections.
- This was the second general election that was held in Myanmar on 8 November since the end of its military rule in 2011.
- The NLD secured 346 seats, much ahead of the 322 seats required to form the new government.
Good news for India
- A democratic govt in Myanmar augurs well for India which is gearing up to implement a major strategy with Myanmar under its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
- Modi was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Note: General election results have been disputed by the opposition party — Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) — which is heavily backed by the Army.
India – Myanmar Relations
Overview of Indo-Myanmar Relations
Myanmar is very important for us
- Former Amb. Rajiv Bhatia:
- India can be sure now that it will deal with a stable government and that Suu Kyi will have an upper hand vis a vis Army this time in key matters.
- India has to work and ensure that Myanmar maintains a balance between us and China.
India be Ready..!!