Myanmar civil war enters third year: What it means for India’s North East


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The civil war in Myanmar entered its third year on 1 February and has been fanning unrest and insurgency in India’s North East, especially Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. Home Minister Amit Shah’s decision last month to fence the entire 1,643 km border with Myanmar and suspend Free Movement Regime (FMR) has been rejected by both chief ministers of Nagaland and Mizoram as these measures will divide their kith and kin across the border. In the last few months, fighting between the Junta and Resistance Forces spilled over to North East from Rakhine and Arakan states in Myanmar and nearly 800...