India's ambitions in Burma : More frustration than success?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-957
Number of pages22
Journal / PublicationAsian Survey
Issue number6
Online published1 Dec 2008
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


India has been pursuing a new Burma policy since 1993 to meet its emerging strategic interests in the region. This article assesses 15 years of this "velvet policy" toward Burma's military regime and argues that New Delhi has faced more frustration than satisfaction in achieving its strategic objectives as a result of this shift in policy.

Research Area(s)

  • Burma/Myanmar, China threat, India, India-Burma relations, Indian foreign policy