South Asia and Beyond

India-Myanmar: Green Signal For Sittwe Port While Kaladan Inches Forward

 India-Myanmar: Green Signal For Sittwe Port While Kaladan Inches Forward

‘Act East’: Myanmar’s geo-strategic importance for India can be gauged from the fact that India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and army chief Gen M.M.Naravane went on a visit to Myanmar together in early October

Lonely Planet describes Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State, as a city that “sits in an incredible spot where the wide, tidal Kaladan river kisses the big, fat Bay of Bengal.” The Sittwe deep water port is part of the ambitious Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project to link the Indian mainland to the northeastern states through Myanmar. But first an update on the Sittwe port....Read More

Parul Chandra

Professional newshound, have navigated through typewriters, computers and mobile phones during my over three-decade-long career working in some of India's finest newsrooms (The Times of India, Financial Express). Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are my focus, also Sri Lanka (when boss permits). Age and arthritis (that's a joke) have not dimmed the thrill of chasing a story. Loves music, animals and pasta.

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