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Myanmar key pillar in ‘Act East’ policy: PM Modi

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Published : Jul 15, 2017, 1:17 am IST
Updated : Jul 15, 2017, 1:25 am IST

Hliang briefed the prime minister about bilateral defence and security cooperation, the statement added.

Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services Senior General U. Min Aung Hliang shakes hand with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba during a ceremonial reception at South Block in New Delhi. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)
 Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services Senior General U. Min Aung Hliang shakes hand with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba during a ceremonial reception at South Block in New Delhi. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

New Delhi: Describing Myanmar as a “key pillar” of India’s “Act East” policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his firm commitment to streng-then bilateral relationship in all areas with the neighbouring nation.

He made the comments when Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services Senior General U. Min Aung Hliang called on him here, a Prime Minister’s Office statement said.

Mr Hliang briefed the prime minister about bilateral defence and security cooperation, the statement added.

The Prime Minister appreciated the close cooperation between the armed forces of India and Myanmar, it said.

During the meeting, Myanmar’s military chief condemned the recent terrorist attack on pilgrims of Amarnath yatra in Kashmir and expressed his sincere condolences for the victims, official sources said.

Mr Modi also conveyed his condolences at the loss of lives of Myanmar armed forces personnel and their families in the tragic air crash of June 7.

Tags: act east policy, narendra modi
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi