India To Supply Arms, Helicopters To Myanmar To Counter Militant Outfits

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India To Supply Arms, Helicopters To Myanmar To Counter Militant Outfits
The Red rebels are being provided with arms and ammunition by the N-E insurgent groups (Image: DailyMail)

India has started supply of advanced weaponry and gadgets to Myanmar Army to force militant outfits to flee their border bases in Myanmar.

India and Myanmar had managed to develop a consensus on several bilateral issues during President U. Htin Kyaw’s New Delhi visit. India was also going to provide helicopters and other advanced gear to strengthen the strike capabilities of the Myanmar Army, Asian Age reported quoting unnamed sources from the home ministry as saying Monday.

Myanmar is confident of making its military headquarters along its borders functional in six months that will reduce the comfort level of Indian insurgents operating from the neighbouring country, the news daily quoted unnamed sources as saying.

The sources said Myanmar had not only promised full military cooperation in tackling militants operating from its territory but also agreed to enhance road connectivity from India to Southeast Asia. Saying India had already succeeded in taking Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations on board regarding the trans-national highways proposed in its “Act East” policy, the security sources said that India had started investing heavily in Myanmar.

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