India is ready to sign an agreement on shipping and security with Myanmar. The agreement will be signed on Sunday before the Myanmar election. Indian Army Chief General MN Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan are going to Neipedo to sign the Shringla Agreement. The Indian media Hindustan Times reported this.
The agreements include the launch of the much-awaited black money multipurpose project and the establishment of security ties against the rebel group, the report said.
General Narwana and Shringla will meet with Myanmar’s army chief General Min Aung Hlang and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. This will be the last visit of foreigners before the elections in Myanmar on 8 November.
According to officials in the South Block of India, General Narwane and Shringla will review in detail the two countries led by Myanmar. So that there is no imperfection in the exchange of ideas.
During the two-day visit by the Indian authorities, a coastal shipping agreement will be signed. As a result, Indian ships will reach Mizoram from the port of the city via the Bay of Bengal and the Kaladan River. The project has been pending for the last 20 years. The Kaladan project was launched during the tenure of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The report further stated that the two sides will strengthen security ties to prevent infiltration along the Indo-Myanmar border. In addition, steps will be taken to stop the smuggling of yaba and heroin.
In addition, there will be discussions on increasing Indian cooperation in the energy sector. India is going to invest 1.4 billion in hydrocarbon rich deep sea in Andaman Sea.
Hindustan Times reported that the two sides would discuss the repatriation of the Rohingya. India wants Pakistan-based Islamic militants to infiltrate the Rohingya camp and stop the spread of extremism.