Importance of Myanmar

Print edition : January 22, 2016

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru receiving his Burmese counterpart Thakin Nu on his arrival in New Delhi on April 12,1949. India and Burma were close during the U Nu era from 1948 to 1962. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Novice Buddhist monks on their way to collect alms in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Buddhism came to Burma from India. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

A significant contribution to India’s knowledge of the East, which is essential for a successful “Look East” policy.
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