(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) India's World: Myanmar-China Pact & India

Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) India's World

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) India's World: Myanmar-China Pact & India

Topic: Myanmar-China Pact & India


  • Vivek Katju, (Former Diplomat)
  • Jayadeva Ranade, (President, Centre for China Analysis and Strategy)
  • Maj. Gen Dhruv C. Katoch (Retd.), Director, India Foundation)

Topic Description:

Xi Jinping's visit to Myanmar and its impact on India.The state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Myanmar on January 17 and 18, the first of its kind in 19 years, was a transformative event in regional politics from the perspective of China-Myanmar bilateral relations as well as the region as a whole. The joint statement, issued on January 18, claims that “a new chapter” has been opened “in the ever-lasting friendship” between the two countries, stemming from the broad understanding to promote “comprehensive strategic cooperation.” It refers to building the “Myanmar-China Community with a Shared Future.” Exchanges of “experience in governance” will be deepened and strategic communication will be enhanced. Besides, the two governments plan to make good use of the 2+2 high-level consultations, comprising the two Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers. In the domain of infrastructure, a sustained push is being given to turn into reality the proposed China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, a vital component of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Courtesy: RSTV