Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held extensive talks with Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw to bring a new momentum in bilateral ties between the two neighbours. This was the first top-level engagement between the two countries after iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wrested power in Myanmar from the military junta. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the Myanmarese President who is on a four-day India visit.
China has been increasing its footprint in Myanmar and making huge investments in several major projects. For India too, Myanmar is a strategic neighbour and External Affairs Minister during her visit to the country earlier this week conveyed to its leadership that India was ready to provide “all help" to the country in its march ahead.