In the case of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi, the battle for democracy is far from over. Gateway House’s Amit Baruah blogs about Suu Kyi’s recent visit to India and the Indian government's possible role in ensuring that a lasting democracy is inaugurated in Myanmar.
In the case of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi, the battle for democracy is far from over. Can India use its leverage with the Myanmar government to ensure that a lasting democracy is inaugurated in that country?
Although freeing Aung Suu Kyi may allow Burma’s military leaders to escape scrutiny for now, their budding nuclear ambitions could rejuvenate international interest in placing pressure on their regime.
Weary of championing Myanmar’s democratic movement, India welcomes its top general Than Shwe in July 2010 and even allows him to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial in New Delhi