India-Myanmar decides to bolster defense and security cooperation


New Delhi: India and Myanmar on Thursday decided to broadbase their defense and security cooperation to ensure peace along the 1,640-km-long border resolving to fight the scourge of terrorism and insurgent activities, India and Myanmar. New Delhi has expressed to modernize the Myanmar Armed Forces.

It has been a month since the Indian Army carried out a Counter Insurgency strike along the Ino-Myanmar border, the  Joint Consultative Commission of the two countries are finding out steps for having better coordination and cooperation between their security forces to deal with terrorist groups, particularly those from the northeast region.

The Joint Consultative Commission is Co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Myanmarese counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin. It has decided to step up cooperation in border management and in sectors like petroleum, trade and commerce.

The two leaders have decided that the territories of both the countries will not be allowed for terrorist activities against the other.