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Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi is starting his three-nation visit on Tuesday.

His first stop is


Myanmar, where he will be taking an interest in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits (EAS) in Nay Pyi
Taw. Modi will meet Burmese President TheinSein and opposition leader Aung San SuuKyi.

Modi's visit to Myanmar is important for two reasons. To begin with, this is his first visit to the nation as
Prime Minister and second, he debuts in the multilateral EAS. The visit gives Prime Minister Modi a
chance to explain his vision on India-Myanmar relations as additionally India's more extensive interests
when he meets other territorial pioneers at the EAS.

Myanmar is at a critical stage in its reforms process that started in 2011 and the nation is preparing for a
general decision one year from now. Amazing advancement has been rolled out in achieving
improvement in political and monetary segments. The Modi government had before communicated its
help to Myanmar's democratization procedure amid External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj's visit to the
nation in June and Prime Minister Modi will repeat a similar position.

All things considered, regardless of whether in managing religious radicalism or military offensives in the
ethnic minority zones of Myanmar, the part of the administration has gone under both residential and
global examination. In the event that the Myanmar government under President TheinSein has won
international help in several reforms including political detainees, ethnic peace handle, legal changes,
opening up of the economy, et cetera; doubt stays, both inside and outside the nation.

It is at this crucial time that Prime Minister Modi needs to reassure Myanmar of all possible assistance
from India in its turn towards democratization at its own pace, in the meantime, re-underline the
significance of inclusiveness in different social societies for the success of government. Encouragement
from the international group at this point is significant as still there are strengths, both political and social,
whose activities could affect the reform process.

The developing warmth in India-Myanmar bileteral relations in the current years has been reflected in the
regular trades of state visits. Modi's present visit will be the third by an Indian Prime Minister to visit
Myanmar in three years. Previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went to the nation in prior in March
this year to go to the BIMSTEC Summit. Prior in May 2012, Manmohan Singh took a bileteral visit to
Myanmar. Around the same time, Myanmar President TheinSein went by India in December. The two
nations reached several agreement during these visits and Prime Minister Modi will utilize his visit to
survey the progress of the different bilateral undertakings that was in progress.
As a part of his reconnecting with the area, bringing network connectivity as the top priority during his
gatherings with Myanmar leaders of urgent need. In India, we frequently say Myanmar is our "entryway"
toward the East. Against the talk, the current availability between the two neighbors stays much to be
craved. Today, there is just a single non-stop flight amongst Kolkata and Yangon that works just thrice
seven days; there is no immediate transportation joins; and despite the fact that street network exists, we
are yet to have good transportation facilities. With long land and oceanic limits, clearly, the neighbors are
yet to take full favorable position of topography.

It is not necessarily the case that there are no endeavors to increase and enhance availability between the
two neighbors. A current positive advancement was the consent to dispatch a week by week transport
benefit between Mandalay in focal Myanmar and Imphal in Manipur in June, not long after the Modi
government came to control. There is have to push for operationalisation of the service at the earliest
possible.

India had before consented to attempt the undertaking of repair and upgradation of 71 connects on the
Tamu-Kalewa street, the Kalewa-Yargyi street segment and the Yargyi-Monywa stretch. Progress in
these portions is vital as they frame some portion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway that
is relied upon to be finished by 2016.

In oceanic availability, the joint study group on shipping was set up to analyze the business possibility of
direct shipping links. India's enthusiasm to reinforce sea network with Southeast Asia in the current years
is a good opportunity to include itself the to the Dawei port in southern Myanmar, a port that may develop
as principle ocean connect amongst India and Southeast Asia and the main point of proposed India-
Mekong Economic Corridor.