S Jaishankar defends India’s ties with Myanmar junta

New Delhi, 18/8: India’s foreign minister on Thursday defended his country’s ties with the Myanmar junta, despite growing international concerns about recent executions and the legitimacy of elections planned for next year.


Myanmar’s decade-long experiment with democracy was halted last year and the country has since spiralled into bloody conflict after the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government in a coup.


It has become a global pariah, with some western countries downgrading relations and levelling economic sanctions against the junta

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