India-Myanmar bilateral relations is set to witness a massive push with the two main international entry-exit checkpoints which has been opened by the authorities.
The first checkpoint named Tamu-Moreh Border that lies in between Manipur and Sagaing Division and the other named Rihkhawdar-Zokhawthar border which lies in between Mizoram and Chin State were officially opened simultaneously on Wednesday.
This step was taken after the two countries began a routine survey over the report of unrest in the areas of Moreh (sub-division of Myanmar). The cause of the unrest is said to be the rumours where border pillar were allegedly shifted into the Indian territory at the Indian Myanmar border.
“August 8 is an important date in the history of Myanmar. Today, it will also become an important date in the history of India-Myanmar bilateral relations. This morning, international entry-exit checkpoints have been opened simultaneously on the Tamu- Moreh Border between Manipur and Sagaing Division and the Rihkhawdar-Zokhawtharborder between Mizoram and Chin State,” said Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri as reported by ANI.
“People will now be able to cross the land border between India and Myanmar holding passports and visas and will be able to travel for tourism, business and education purposes. This will bring our two peoples and two countries closer together and connect our North-East much more strongly with Myanmar as well as the broader ASEAN region. This indeed is Act East (Policy) in action,” he further said.
The survey undertook the settlement of International boundary as well as the construction of the subsidiary pillars between the settled boundaries.
(With inputs from ANI)