Visit to Myanmar, December 16-24, 2015
M. Mayilavagnan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies
Suparna Banerjee, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies
The two member team comprising Dr. M. Mayilvaganan and Ms. Suparna Banerjee from International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP) at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore visited Myanmar from December 16 to 24, 2015 as part of a research study on India-Myanmar Relations. The team visited Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mandalay. During the visit the ISSSP team met government officials, officials in public enterprises, consultants, elected representatives from NLD and USDP, media personalities, academics, analysts, people from hospitality industries and Indian embassy officials among others.
The visit was an attempt to gain a comprehension of the emerging dynamics in Myanmar, transition, people’s aspiration, the image of India in Myanmar and the existing opportunities for India in scaling up its ties, investment etc. and its associated risk.