India and Myanmar

  • The Union Home Ministry has constituted another committee to examine methods to curb the misuse of free movement along the Myanmar border, indicating a significant shift in India’s policy towards Myanmar, a friendly country, with which it shares unfenced borders and unhindered movement of people across the border.
  • Free movement regime is being misused by militants and trans-border criminals who smuggle weapons, contraband goods and fake Indian currency notes.
  • Taking advantage of the free-movement regime, occasionally they enter India, commit crimes and escape to their relatively safer hideouts.
  • India and Myanmar share an unfenced border of 1,643 km.
  • Four Northeast Indian states share the border with Myanmar: Arunachal Pradesh,Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur.

Source: TH & WIKI

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