India has said it is closely monitoring the developments in Myanmar. In response to a media query, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava yesterday said India and Myanmar are neighbours with close cultural and people-to-people ties, bolstered by trade, economic, security and defence related exchanges. He added that India is also engaged on the issue as a member of the UN Security Council.
India has extended assistance to Myanmar in its fight against COVID-19 by providing medicines, test kits and vaccines. The spokesperson said India remains committed to continuing humanitarian support for the people in Myanmar in mitigating the health and economic impact of pandemic.