Modi says India shares Myanmar's concern over 'extremist violence'

Modi says India shares Myanmar's concern over 'extremist violence'

"It's necessary for us to work together towards the security of our land and maritime border", Prime Minister Modi said.

Modi will also hold wide-ranging talks with Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday.

He said, PM Modi will also pay a visit to the Aung San Museum which was the General's residence for a long period of time. The Myanmarese president and Suu Kyi had visited India previous year. Myanmar welcomed India's offer of assistance under the Rakhine State Development Programme and the two sides agreed to finalize the implementation modalities within the next few months, the statement added.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine province following clashes with Buddhists and counter-terrorism operations by Myanmar's security forces.

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Listof MoUs/Agreements signed during State visit of Prime Minister to Myanmar.

Some Western critics have suggested the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy be revoked. Around 40,000 Rohingyas are said to be staying illegally in India.

India too has invested heavily in connectivity projects through Myanmar - such as the Kaladan multi-modal project that involves developing a port, an inland waterways terminal and a road. But India's familiar Achilles heel - a delay in delivering on promises - has hurt its efforts in Myanmar too.

The research proposal was titled "The Growth and Development of Burmese and Indian Intellectual Traditions Under Colonialism: A Comparative Study".

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Aung San Suu Kyi has also come under under pressure from countries with Muslim populations.

"We have a long border with Myanmar (1643-kilometer-long) where we have security concerns, there are certain insurgents groups from India that find shelters across this border", Misri told ANI in an exclusive interview.

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi presented a reproduction of an 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween and a sculpture of Bodhi tree to President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw. Then, he declared that some Myanmar nationals would be returning to their homeland from India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian diaspora in Myanmar's Yangon city. Wherever there are concerns, we highlight them.

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