India-Myanmar Relations

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News:The President of Myanmar has visited India.During his visit,several agreements were signed between both the countries.

Facts:

About the MoUs signed:The two countries signed agreements in various fields such as:

  • MoU on Cooperation for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons
  • Agreement regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of Quick Impact Projects (QIP)
  • Project Agreement for construction of pre-schools under Rakhine State Development Programme
  • India reiterated its commitment for construction of the Integrated Check Post in Tamu, Myanmar among others.

India-Myanmar Relations:

  • India and Myanmar relationship officially started after the Treaty of Friendship was signed in 1951.
  • Myanmar shares a long 1,643 km border with 4 Indian states namely Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India.
  • India is the fifth largest trading partner of Myanmar – its fifth largest destination for exports and sixth largest source of imports.
  • Myanmar is also the beneficiary of a duty-free tariff preference scheme for least developed countries (LDCs).
  • Myanmar’s membership of ASEAN, BIMSTEC and Mekong Ganga Cooperation has introduced a sub-regional dimension to bilateral relations with India.
  • The exercises between India and Myanmar are a) IMBAX- It is a bilateral army exercise between India and Myanmar and b) IMNEX- It is a bilateral annual naval exercise between India and Myanmar.