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Did India Supply Swedish-Made Arms to Myanmar?


Is this how India broke China’s ‘lock’ on Myanmar?

Why start a war that can be the end of Pax Americana! The US is happy flexing its muscles against the Iraqs and Afghanistans of this world.  |  By Tjeerd Royaards on October 06, 2010   |  Source & courtesy - toonpool.com

Why start a war that can be the end of Pax Americana! The US is happy flexing its muscles against the Iraqs and Afghanistans of this world. | By Tjeerd Royaards on October 06, 2010 | Source & courtesy – toonpool.com

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or some time, Myanmar seemed lost to India – and a part of China’s string-of-pearls military bases.

Taking advantage of a closer relationship with the US, without increasing distance with China, India needs a delicately nuanced foreign policy.

Is this how the Myanmar deadlock was broken by India?

India is investigating how Swedish-made weapons bought by its army turned up in Myanmar, a minister visiting Yangon said Dec. 15, denying New Delhi had supplied arms in contravention of EU sanctions.

Sweden asked India on Dec. 13 to clarify how the weapons wound up in Myanmar after it was revealed the Indian Army had purchased them,

Pictures taken in Myanmar and published in Swedish media this week showed a Carl Gustaf M3 anti-tank rifle and ammunition left behind by Myanmar government soldiers.

The weapon’s serial number is clearly visible in one of the photographs.

“One thing is clear … we are not in the business of supplying weaponry,” Salman Khurshid, Indian Minister of External Affairs, told reporters in Yangon.

“We will try to find out how this happened. It’s one weapon, isn’t it? In a very big world, one single weapon has been identified,” he said, adding that the Indian Army will check its inventory as part of the probe.

According to a story published in The (London) Independent, the Swedish weapons were used by Myanmar troops in their fight against ethnic Kachin rebels in the country’s far north.

via India Probing How Swedish-Made Arms Found Way to Myanmar | Defense News | defensenews.com.


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