Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: Myanmar

ASEAN ministers’ meet to discuss Myanmar begins with no representative from the country

The ministers met to restart peace processes in military-ruled Myanmar, after recent violence. Army generals have been barred from high-level ASEAN meetings since last year.

India is ignoring the escalating war in Myanmar that could reignite conflicts in Northeast

The Arakan Army, sacrificed three decades ago to reward the Myanmar Junta’s cooperation against India’s Northeast insurgents, has staged a spectacular resurgence.

Myanmar court sentences Japanese filmmaker to 10 yrs in jail for sedition, breaking telecom law

Documentary filmmaker Toru Kubota, 26, was arrested in July at a protest in Yangon. Initially, he faced charges of breaking an immigration law and encouraging dissent against the junta.

‘Echo chamber of anti-Rohingya content’: Amnesty says Meta’s algorithms stoked Myanmar violence

In a report, human rights body says several hateful Facebook posts against Rohingyas were shared widely & passed on without checks, flays Meta’s 'refusal to remediate' the community.

Executions are back in Myanmar, ruling military junta kills 4 pro-democracy activists

According to Human Rights Watch, military tribunals in Myanmar have sentenced 114 people to death since the February 2021 coup, including 41 in absentia.

Anger in Manipur border town as 2 Tamil men shot in junta-ruled Myanmar, no trace of bodies

P. Mohan (27) and M. Aiyanar (35), both residents of Moreh on Indo-Myanmar border, crossed over into Myanmar Tuesday morning. They were allegedly killed by a pro-junta militia.

NIA raids in Mizoram over January seizure of explosives ‘meant for’ Myanmar insurgent group

‘Digital devices & documents’ seized during searches. Agency says explosives were to be delivered to Chin National Front, which was ‘gathering’ arms for resisting the Myanmar govt.

In Myanmar, a new ‘criminal’ State is rising. And China is paying to build it

Myanmar’s narcotics warlords are finally becoming the arbiters of the State. While China quietly moves in, India will have to make tough choices.

How new MEA study will help India build ‘regional transport network’ & tackle China BRI threat

Study by North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd will 'enable govt to identify how existing investments in & outside India can be leveraged to create a regional transport network'.

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NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.