Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla are expected to visit Myanmar early next month. In this visit, he will review the ongoing projects between India and Myanmar, strengthen bilateral relations and meet Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hiliyan to discuss the insurgents of India. People aware of this whole matter gave this information to our associate English newspaper Hindustan Times.
India is deeply concerned about the resurgence of two terrorist groups - the Arakan Army and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. The Arakan Army is targeting India's $ 484 million Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project to connect Myanmar's Sittwe port with Mizoram using the Kaladan River to transport goods for trade. Officials say efforts by the Arakan Army to disrupt the project have intensified. It was trained by the China-backed Kachin Independence Army. There have also been many complaints of extortion from people working on this project, and more since the Arakan army expanded since the end of 2018.
Myanmar is working to improve security cooperation between the two sides. In recent years, the Myanmar army has been working rapidly with Indian troops to curb anti-India rebel groups. The army is operating in the Moreh border in Manipur and Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh. Illegal Chinese armed groups coming through Ruili in China's border Yunnan province are also under pressure due to the actions of soldiers from both countries. In May this year, Myanmar handed over a group of 22 Northeast rebels wanted in Manipur and Assam.
A senior Indian Army commander said that in preliminary discussions before the visit of the Chief of Army Staff and Foreign Secretary Shringla to Myanmar, the Myanmar Army has taken control of groups such as NSCN (K), ULFA, PLA and NSCN (IM) along the border with India. But expressed a desire to deploy more troops.
It is because of the stern action taken by Myanmar and Bangladesh in recent years that Paresh Barua, the head of the United Liberation Front of Assam, has shifted to China's Yunnan Province. There is a lot of support from the Chinese intelligence officers.
During his visit to Myanmar, General Narwane and Harsh Shringla are scheduled to meet the top leadership of Myanmar, including Senior General, Deputy Senior General So Win, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and others. China will also be discussed in these meetings. Myanmar has not only allowed China to use the Andaman Sea through the $ 1.3 billion QQFQ sea port, but has also become a contributor to Beijing's energy security needs through gas blocks under the Sino-Myanmar Economic Corridor. has gone.
As Naypyidaw organized peace talks in 2017, Beijing attended conferences with several rebel leaders. Last year, when the military uncovered a large amount of weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, Myanmar referred to the weapons being linked to China. This year, senior general Helian told a Russian television channel that terrorist organizations operating in Myanmar have the support of 'strong forces'. He targeted China through this.
At the same time, in January this year, NEPIDO signed 33 agreements with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This was the first visit of the Chinese President in the last 19 years. One of the reasons behind this was the Qucfu sea port.