The Indian embassy in Yangon, Myanmar has requested all Indian citizens residing in the country to avoid unnecessary travel given the current political situation. An advisory was issued following the military coup in the country. The military in Myanmar took over power from the civilian government in a coup and imposed a state of emergency. It also detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) in the early hours on Monday.
The Indian embassy released an official statement
The embassy released a statement titled ‘Message for Indian citizens residing in Myanmar in connection with the recent political scenario in Myanmar’ saying: “In view of the recent developments in Myanmar, all Indian citizens are required to take due precautions and avoid unnecessary travel. They may be in touch with the embassy, if required.
Reacting to the recent developments in Myanmar, India responded, saying they were “deeply concerned” and that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld in the country. The military in Myanmar was in conflict with the ruling NLD government over the results of the November 8 general election. The NLD won with a majority but the military alleged that there were discrepancies in the electoral process.