Tuesday, July 27, 2010

General Than Shwe is visting India

I see it as a positive sign that General Than Shwe is visiting desh in the guise of paying a two day pilgrimate to Bodh Gaya. As per reports he will be in desh for 5 days. General rarely travels outside Burma; and this visit is important as Burma tries to balance China and India. Wen Jiabo, the Chinese premier, visited Burma just about a month ago. Is China sending a message to India via Burma? Is Unkil sending message to Burma via India? We will see what happens in this visit. Clinton memsaheb has been vocal about human rights. Nothing new there. Let us see what happens in this visit.

I plan to get a small report out on this vizit.



At July 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous Al said...


As far as I can tell, unkil and India do not see eye to eye on Myanmar. Unkil's sudden concern for nukes in Myanmar is to get India to isolate Myanmar, but fortunately for India, the USA has provided India with the handy pakistan stick whenever anyone advises desh to not consort with dictators since it is a democracy. Plus India's problems in the NE would multiply manifold if Myanmar was dependent on chinese goodwill alone in the international arena.

US's long-term interest in Myanmar is for a base in that part of the world, and it could happen if Myanmar becomes unstable enough to break up into smaller parts, as it will if the country descends into conflict. To obfuscate this interest in Myanmar for power projection the propaganda is spread that "democracy is so important in Myanmar".......but apparently not so important in the remaining 100+ states on the planet that are in the same state as Myanmar.

At July 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM , Blogger Pax-Indica said...

Boss, I am still confused by MEA signals. If the PM had received Than Shwe, that would have been a hit on the protocol-nazis and the goras in one slingshot. All I see is Smt. Praneet Kaur at the red carpet (see the pic at Linky).

At July 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Sid Gau said...

I agree, but MMS and Shwe already met, we just don't have the fotoz.

Despair not, news orgs will use stock fotos. Look at what "The Independent" did - picked a photo from a previous visit: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-rolls-out-red-carpet-for-its-pariah-friend-than-shwe-2030363.html


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