In 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw for the ASEAN summit, Now PM Modi plans to make his first bilateral visit to the country on September 6 and 7, sources told The Indian Express Wednesday. PM Modi will visit Nay Pyi Taw just after the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, from September 3 to 5. Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar has been to China twice since coming to power. Apart from a maritime boundary, Myanmar and India share a 1,600-km sensitive land border.According to the officials, it is expected that this Modi’s visit will reaffirm the commitment not to allow rebel groups at India-Myanmar border to use their soil for hostile activities.This will be the first bilateral visit of PM Modi to Myanmar after becoming Prime Minister. Earlier In August 2014, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Nay Pyi Taw, she attended the 4th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting and the 21st ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting from August 8-11, 2014, to August 11, 2014.
This visit was bilateral and later Sushma Swaraj revisited Myanmar in August 2016. Modi had visited Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw from November 11 to November 13, 2014, for the 12th ASEAN-India Summit and ninth East Asia Summit. Modi was invited by the Myanmar president of that time U Thein Sein and he also met Aung San Suu Kyi. PM Modi also had an interaction with around 300 members of the Indian community in Myanmar during that visit.Also, earlier on October 15, 2015, National security Advisor Ajit Doval visited Myanmar to attend the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement ceremony in which Ajit Doval was India’s witness certifier among others that included China, Thailand, the EU, the UN, and Japan. The Presence of India was to support the peace process in Myanmar.
Modi Didn’t Invite any leader from Myanmar to his oath-taking ceremony, however, Modi sarkar tired to reach out to the neighboring country through a series of visits. Later State counselor in Myanmar government, Aung San Suu Kyi visited India in October 2016 for the BIMSTEC summit in Goa, Delhi during her four-day visit she met the prominent political leaders in Delhi. Maynamar new President, U Htin Kyaw paid a state visit last year on August 27 to 30. PM Modi want to Show its commitment to the ties during this visit because Myanmar is the key pillar of India’s Act East policy.