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Elections in Myanmar: The Return of NLD

The National League for Democracy (NLD) led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has received the largest mandate in the national parliamentary elections in Myanmar’s latest election held on 8 November 2020, winning 396 of the 498 contested seats i....

Myanmar: Post Elections Scenario and its Implications

Myanmar elections that concluded on 10th of November have resulted in a very convincing victory for Aung Sann Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The NLD increased its tally in the number of parliamentary seats in both the houses ....

Discussion on Elections in Myanmar and India’s Way Forward

On 10 November, VIF organised a discussion on ‘Elections in Myanmar and India's Way Forward". Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks followed by brief presentations by Amb Gautam Mukhopadhya, Mr S....

Myanmar Round Up: October 2020

Myanmar is scheduled to conduct the third general elections in November 2020. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, during the fifth anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on 15 October stated that....

Tatmadaw’s Strategic Perspective on the Coco Islands of Myanmar

In the contemporary era, growing strategic competition among major powers and their power projection efforts in the Indo-Pacific region raise the importance of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean. Along with the changing security landsc....

India Gifts Submarine to Myanmar – An initiative in Line with the SAGAR Vision for Collective Growth and Security of Maritime Neighbours

India is gifting a Russian Kilo class submarine to Myanmar1. The diesel-electric submarine, INS Sindhuvir, was inducted in the Indian Navy in 1988 and continues to be in service. The submarine refurbished by the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd a De....

Myanmar Round Up: September 2020

Myanmar entered a second wave of COVID-19 as the active cases reported as on 30 September 2020 are 12,427, and deaths reported are 284. The outbreak intensified since mid-August, and the maximum cases are reported from Yangon, Mandalay and Rakhine st....

Myanmar Round Up: August 2020

August 2020 marked significant developments in Myanmar’s political process. The fourth “21st-Century Panglong Conference” was concluded, which was stalled since 2018. The government officials and military leaders along with ten Ethnic Armed Org....

Myanmar Round Up: July 2020

The country reported 353 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six deaths as on 31 July 2020. During the policy briefing on Southeast Asia, the United Nations (UN) positioned Myanmar in the vulnerable category due to a weak health care system and continuing h....

Myanmar Round Up: June 2020

The country reported 299 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six deaths as on 30 June 2020. Despite low numbers of cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed economic and social challenges. The World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor projected a decline in th....

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