India Officially Silent on Than Shwe Visit
Silence. And the absence of disapproval.
That is what Burma’s Gen Than Shwe will be looking for from Delhi, after touching down in the Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya on Sunday morning.
And he will get it.
As Burma’s junta prepares to hold much-criticised elections later this year, the silence of the world’s largest democracy on Than Shwe’s plans will be good enough for the ruling generals, many of whom are shedding their military stripes ahead of the polls.
When Than Shwe meets Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Hyderabad House in Delhi, there will be no press conference, not even a sound bite. Silence will be guaranteed.
The increasing economic cooperation between India and the Myanmar junta, detailed in the rest of the article is just horrifying.