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19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

A petition has been filed with India's Supreme Court, challenging the government's plan to deport as many as 40,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar.

The top court began hearing the plea Monday.

The government said in a statement to the court that the Rohingya are "illegal" immigrants and some of them pose "a very serious and potential threat to the national security of India."

The lawyer representing the Rohingya said the Indian constitution "provides equal rights and liberty to every person," including non-citizens.

15 Sep 2017 description
report Government of India

India's aid to Bangladesh for help in tackling the Rohingya refugee crisis has started arriving where its needed the most in tonnes. These materials include food, water, clothes and shelter building supplies and are proving to be a blessing for those who have been left without a place to call home.

India has sent 53 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, who poured into the country following the ethnic violence in the neighbouring Buddhist-majority nation. India will provide 7,000 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh.

17 May 2016 description
report Government of India

REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE-TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI SPECIALTROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

DEMS-RSMC TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 17.05.2016

12 Mar 2012 description
report Government of India

Government of India had announced an assistance of US $10 million for supply of agricultural machinery and implements to Myanmar.

2 - Following up on this announcement, 224 state-of-the-art tractors, 26 harvesters, 156 power tillers and related agricultural implements have been handed over to the Government of Myanmar. Totally, 300 tractors, 150 combine harvesters, 288 power tillers and 775 implements have been gifted to Myanmar. These are being distributed to farmers in various regions and states as per the priorities of the Myanmar Government.

04 Feb 2009 description
report Government of India

The Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari leads a high-level delegation tomorrow on a four-day visit to Myanmar. The delegation comprising Members of Parliament and businessmen includes the Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju.

Upon arrival in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar's new capital, the delegation will hold talks with Vice Senior General Maung Aye, Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).

03 Jun 2008 description
report Government of India

India has decided to contribute US $ 200,000 towards repairs and renovation work at the holiest of Buddhist shrines in Myanmar - the Shwedagon Pagoda complex in Yangon.

During the visit of Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Power, Shri Jairam Ramesh to Yangon in May 24-25, 2008, he visited the Shwedagon Pagoda and witnessed the damage to some of the structures in the complex by the devastating cyclone in Myanmar earlier in May.

Given the close and friendly relations between the two countries, particularly India's ancient civilizational and spiritual links with …

02 Jun 2008 description
report Government of India

One more IL-76 aircraft of IAF will leave Delhi on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 for Yangon. This aircraft will carry 3500 FRP Sheets, 10,000 ORS packets, 2000 glucose bottles and approx 100 tarpaulins. This will be the sixth flight of IL-76 for Myanmar.

Two IL-76 aircraft have been detailed to carry tents for earthquake victims in China. The first IL-76 aircraft with 200 tents will leave for Chengdu in China from Guwahati on June 06, 2008 and another aircraft with 200 tents will leave next day.

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27 May 2008 description
report Government of India

The Indian Air Force is presently carrying out the largest ever across the border disaster relief mission to Myanmar and China having conveyed over 277 tonnes of relief material in the aftermath of cyclone and severe earthquake respectively. Another IL-76 of IAF would be ferrying 28 tones to Chengdu in China tomorrow.

It may be recalled that cyclone Nargis struck south-east coast of Myanmar on 03 May 08 and caused wide spread damage to life and property. Also a severe earthquake measuring over 7.8 on Richter scale had struck the Sichuan province of China causing severe disaster.

12 May 2008 description
report Government of India

An Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft today airlifted more relief supplies to cyclone-hit Myanmar. The aircraft took off from Bagdogra carrying over 12,000 packets of readymade meals for the people of Myanmar, devastated by the severe cyclone 'Nargis'.

08 May 2008 description
report Government of India

New Delhi May 8, 2008 -  In the wake of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar where more than 20,000 persons are reported dead and 40,000 missing, two Indian Navy ships - INS Rana and INS Kirpan - carrying immediate relief and medical supplies reached Yangon yesterday (May 7, 2008). The Myanmar Minister for Social Welfare, Relief & Resettlement, Maj. Gen. Maung Maung Swe, received the relief supplies and thanked India for the prompt and spontaneous response.

Two AN-32 aircrafts carrying tents and medicine have also reached yesterday. They were received by H.E.

05 May 2008 description
report Government of India

Indian Naval Ships Rana and Kirpan already pre-positioned at Port Blair have been tasked to proceed with despatch to Myanmar. Myanmar was hit by Cyclone 'Nargis' at 2030 hrs on 02nd May 08, causing massive damage to life and property and throwing the entire region out of gear.