Myanmar will stick to the 1967 demarcation of the Indian border though a major Indian political party has talked about annexing the Kabaw Valley, Presidential spokesman and Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut said.
There are growing concerns among the local people in border town Tamu as India’s BJP party is pledging to annex the region if it wins in the upcoming general elections.
However, both countries have vowed to sort out their differences amicably over a border area that remains to be demarcated.
India suspended construction of an integrated check post (ICP) in Bamaw valley on January 2, the Foreign Ministry announced in state-run daily the New Light of Myanmar. Teams from both sides carried out land survey in the area last week.
In 2013, Myanmar objected India’s construction of the so called ICP near the border pillar-78.
Myanmar signed a demarcation agreement with India in March 1967. However, due to differences over the location of border pillars in the valley, several border marks have not yet been established.