- Vinay Kumar, a prepared negotiator who filled in as the agent to Afghanistan, was named India’s new representative to Myanmar.
- India additionally contributed clinical supplies worth $200,000 to Asean’s philanthropic drive for Myanmar.
Kumar, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1992 cluster, is an extra secretary in the outside issues service. However, he is relied upon to take up his new task in a matter of seconds, as per an authority articulation.
He will supplant Saurabh Kumar as the minister to Myanmar. Kumar’s arrangement comes when India is wrestling with the aftermath of the February 1 military overthrow in Myanmar, remembering suggestions for security for the country’s northeastern states.
Kumar, an alum of IIT-Kharagpur, filled in as India’s diplomat in Kabul during 2018-20. He likewise did a spell as joint secretary (South) in the outside issues service and India’s long-lasting mission to the UN in New York.
India has communicated worry at the heightening circumstance and proceeded with insecurity in Myanmar and said it would keep on supporting endeavours pointed toward reestablishing the majority rule process right after the tactical upset.
Lately, India has produced solid relations with both the regular citizen-government and the military in Myanmar, to a great extent in light of safety concerns identified with aggressor bunches from the northeastern states, some of which were dynamic in the adjoining country.
Following the overthrow, India has communicated worry at the viciousness in Myanmar yet avoided seriously condemning the junta due to stresses that taking a solid position could push the tactical nearer to China.
India has likewise upheld the endeavours of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address the circumstance in Myanmar.
The circumstance in Myanmar figured at both the East Asia Summit and India-Asean Summit last month, and New Delhi said it would keep on supporting endeavours focused on rebuilding harmony and vote-based interaction in the adjoining country.
India additionally contributed clinical supplies worth $200,000 to Asean’s philanthropic drive for Myanmar.