Analysing India’s Border Management with Myanmar by SAURABH KUMAR

Myanmar’s border with India poses unique challenges. These range from illicit trade of contraband and arms to fencing amidst opposition from resident population of tribals to insurgent activities among others. If India were to ensure peace in the north-east, it is pertinent for them to secure and stabilize the border that it shares with Myanmar. India has to not only police the border better, but also use its longstanding diplomatic ties and proximate socio-cultural ties in order to normalize affairs in the region as soon as possible. Thus, India must devise a medium to long term strategy, deliver on multiple fronts associated with security and socio-economic well-being and engage with all the stake-holders in the region- ethnic tribes, governments and administrative officials alike- in order to manage the Myanmar border better. 

 

 

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