The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to a virtual panel discussion on: ‘Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India and the Region’
- Constantino Xavier, Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)
- Pradip Phanjoubam, Editor, Imphal Review of Arts and Politics
- Avinash Paliwal, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Deputy Director, SOAS South Asia Institute, SOAS University of London
- Nimmi Kurian, Professor, CPR
- Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar (2013-2016)
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About the Discussion
Three months into the fateful February 1 military takeover, the situation in Myanmar continues to be extremely polarised, intensely confrontational and highly volatile. With the announcement on April 16 of a National Unity Government with prominent representatives from some of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups, the confrontation has turned political and diplomatic, with pro-democracy supporters of the NUG demanding international recognition. The likely presence of Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing representing Myanmar at a special ASEAN Summit being hosted by Indonesia on April 24 is already becoming a bone of contention with the NUG. There are also signs of the beginnings of an armed resistance emerging in parts of Myanmar including areas close to the India-Myanmar border, where sympathy for the pro-democracy agitation and the small influx of refugees that could potentially increase, are causing unease at the Centre. These developments could have serious implications for India and its Act East policy and for the ASEAN as a whole.
Join us as we host a panel of experts on Myanmar and Northeast India to discuss the challenges ahead for India’s Myanmar policy.