New Delhi: Amid increasing violence between anti-junta groups and government forces in Myanmar, India on Tuesday issued an advisory in which it advised its citizens to avoid visiting the neighboring country.
It also advised Indians living in Myanmar to register themselves with the Indian Embassy in Yangon.
Sharing the advisory on Platform X, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi advised Indian nationals in Myanmar to avoid any non-essential travel.
“In view of the evolving security situation in Myanmar, all Indian nationals are advised to avoid non-essential travel. Those already residing in Myanmar are advised to exercise caution and avoid areas affected by violence,” the advisory said. It is advised to avoid travel.”
Advisory for Indian citizens in Myanmar:https://t.co/oUQxjHz3K3 pic.twitter.com/YkT69hFUwF
– Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) 21 November 2023
The Ministry of External Affairs also asked Indian citizens living in Myanmar to register with the Indian Embassy in Yangon.
Earlier on Thursday, Arindam Bagchi had expressed concern over fighting between the Myanmar army and anti-junta groups near the India-Myanmar border and urged to resolve the situation through constructive dialogue.
“We are very concerned by such incidents close to our border. Our position is very clear on the ongoing situation in Myanmar. We want an end to the violence and a resolution of the situation through restoration of status quo or constructive dialogue. We want a withdrawal We reiterate our call for peace, stability and democracy in Myanmar,” Bagchi had said.
ANI had reported that the recent air strikes by the Myanmar Army in the border areas of India-Myanmar border forced around 5,000 people to enter Mizoram’s Champhai district as refugees.
According to ANI, around 160 families from Myanmar now live in Lipui in the Zokhawthar region.
A large number of citizens of the neighboring country have taken refuge in India since the current conflict in Myanmar began in 2021. According to the United Nations, around 90,000 people have been displaced due to intensified fighting in Myanmar since last month, PTI reported.