India ignores Myanmar army’s argument on sacking of Suu Kyi government

Gautam Lahiri from New Delhi

12th February, 2021 10:54:52 printer

India ignores Myanmar army’s argument on sacking of Suu Kyi government

Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is seen with Myanmar's military commander, senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, in 2016. (Aung Shine Oo / Associated Press)

India has ignored Myanmar Army's argument for sacking of elected civilian government led by Aung San Suu kyi.

Official spokesperson of the External affairs Ministry of India, Anurag Srivastava, confirmed the development on Friday and said that They received a letter from the Junta Government of Myanmar.

India, however, is non-committal on the sanctions imposed by the US Governnment of Myanmar, he added.

Recently Myanmar army Government sent a letter through ambassador posted in Naypyidaw explaining the reason for overthrowing civilian government after the general elections of the country.  Army Government tried to raise the issue of 'election fraud' in Myanmar but India reiterated today that "the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld" by rejecting the theory of 'fraud' in election.

Spokespersong Mr Srivastava gave a detail account of the telephonic conversation between US President Joe Biden and PM Narendra Modi and conversation between External affairs Minister Dr S Jayshankar and US Secretary of state A Blinken in two consecutive days.

The sopokesperson said, “India and the US have agreed to remain in contact and exchange assessments on the situation in Myanmar."

PM Modi stated India's position on the army take over and said that rule of law should be respected. At the same time he also termed Myanmar “as an immediate neighbour with close cultural and people to people ties.”

India is closely monitoring the developments in that country, Mr Srivastava added.