South Asia and Beyond

Delhi Wouldn’t Want To Sacrifice Strategic Ties: Ex-Envoy Gautam Mukhopadhaya

NEW DELHI: On The Gist’, Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya, India’s former envoy to Myanmar takes a deep dive into the crackdown post the military coup, the killing of reportedly over 30 protesters, India’s restrained statements, China’s position, U.S. and western sanctions, ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the pro-democracy movement. In this discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi, the former diplomat also discusses Delhi’s relations with all sides in Myanmar, what it needs to do to retain its strategic position, constrain China’s Bay of Bengal ambitions, India’s Kaladan connectivity project, Beijing’s China-Myanmar Economic Corridor(CMEC), the operationalisation of the Sittwe port and China developing the Kyaukpyu deep-water port.

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