India, Thailand and the Burma Connection

Author
Sasiwan Chingchit
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
East-West Center
Abstract
Burma's ongoing democratic and economic transition has created an unprecedented opportunity for India and Thailand to cooperate and strengthen economic links between South and Southeast Asia. It was therefore no coincidence that the Indian government invited Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, to be the chief guest at the country's annual Republic Day parade on January 26. Even more symbolic was that the Thai premier's visit to New Delhi overlapped with that of Burma's foreign minister, Mr. Wanna Maung Lwin, who came to discuss progress on economic and security relations and extended an invitation to India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit his country.
Topic
Democratization, Economics, Government, International Trade and Finance
Political Geography
South Asia, India, New Delhi, Burma, Thailand, Southeast Asia