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Burma won't allow use of its territory against India: Thein

February 15, 2013
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RANGOON, Burma – A delegation of Indian parliament members made an unprecedented trip to Burma, where President Thein Sein assured them that his country would never allow its territory to be used by any insurgent group to act against India, local media reported Wednesday (February 13th).

Press Trust of India reported that Burma has helped India deal with insurgency in the northeast by cracking down on safe havens on its side of the border. The assurance assumed greater significance as several insurgent groups have shifted their base from Bangladesh to Burma for safe sanctuary.

IANS reported that the delegation, led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, met with Thein Sein, National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi and the Speaker of Burma's Upper House Khin Aung Myint, among others.

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