India breaks silence on Myanmar, welcomes Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi
New Delhi, Nov 14: After the release of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, finally India broke the long term silence on Myanmar as by welcoming the decision, India hoped that Myanmar's decision may be a process of reconciliation.

Stating on Suu Kyi's release after two decades from house-arrest, Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna on Nov 13 stated, "Government of India welcomes the release. Release will lead to more inclusive approach to political reform."

"We hope this will be the beginning of process of reconciliation in Myanmar. Recent elections are important step in the direction of national reconciliation," added Krishna.

Krishna also claimed, "India have always encouraged this as a close neighbor of Myanmar we are confident that the release will contribute the efforts for more inclusive effort in political reforms."

However, during his India visit, US President Barack Obama criticised India for keeping silence on the undemocratic election in Myanmar.

"When peaceful democratic movements are suppressed, as they have been in Burma (Myanmar), then the democracies of the world cannot remain silent," claimed Obama while addressing the Indian Parliament on Nov 8.

"If I can be frank, in international fora, India has often shied away from these issues," added the US President.

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