Where is Burma Located in IndiaWhat is Burma's location in India?
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They are located in India, West Bengal, Purba Medinipur. Myanmar- [Burma] and India are the closest routes according to the plan. There is a -1 hour gap between Myanmar-[Burma] (Asia/Rangoon) and India (Asia/Kolkata). That means it is now 03:44 (04.07.2018) in Myanmar-[Burma] and 02:44 (04.07.2018) in India.
Myanmar's strategical position between China and India
With a wealth of natural resources, Myanmar is a strategic location between China and India, both for competitive and inter-nationalism. While it is difficult to obtain formal information, it is believed that China, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand account for the biggest share of foreign direct investment in Myanmar. However, in the last 2009-10 financial year, foreign direct investment in Myanmar declined by almost 70 per cent due to the US and the EU's tightening of penalties against Burma's army regimes.
Burma's Ministry of National Planning and Development reported a 68 per cent drop in international capital spending from $985 million in 2008-09 to $315 million in 2009/10. This sharp decline is mainly due to China's huge capital expenditures between 2008 and 2009: almost 860 million US dollars in the mine, 87 per cent of overall FDI in Myanmar.
Site: Myanmar's large coastal line provides entry to the Navy near one of the world's most strategically important waterways, the Strait of Malacca, the small shipping lane between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is the closest maritime path between the Persian Gulf and China. Over 80 per cent of China's imported oils are transported by tanker via the Malacca Strait, so it is still an important regulatory point for China and India.
Myanmar is also strategically important for China's "pearl necklace", which is intended to combat US domination of the Strait of Malacca. Myanmar's site is also of military importance for China and India. China and Burma in 1992 signed an agreement that China would modernize Burma's marine installations in exchange for the use of the Small and Large Coconut Island, 18 kilometres from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India.
In the meantime, China specialists have been building an electronics communications center on Great Coco Island, significantly improving and militarizing Burma's ports in the Bay of Bengal near Akyab (Sittwe), Kyaukpyu and Mergui, and building a large marine basis on Hainggyi Island near the Irrawaddy Canyon. In order to further promote the people of Burma, China is financing the construction of roads between Rangoon and Akyab that will provide the quickest entry to the Indian Ocean from southern China.
They have also constructed motorways and seaports to ease the flow of goods and create jobs for Myanmar operatives and others in the area. Burma's harbours and marine facilities give China strategical leverage in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and strengthen the pearl necklace.
India has also tried to advertise Myanmar, but has spent much less on the country than China. Yangon has contracted with New Delhi and is earmarking $100 million to finance a transaction between the Burmese harbour of Sittwe and Calcutta. On Than Shwe's recent trip to India, EXIM loaned Myanmar USD 60 million to finance railways.
Concerned by the increasing Burma governmental pressures from China and Pakistan in Myanmar, India has launched its own marketing campaigns to promote the Burma government through the provision of armed education and the sale of weapons and equipment. Today, natural gas is by far Burma's main revenue stream, and one third of Burma's FDI is in the petroleum and natural-gas sectors.
Burma's FDI in Burma's crude petroleum and petroleum has amounted to approximately $2.5 billion since 1988, or 33% of Burma's total FDI. The closeness of India and China to Burma offers both nations the possibility to increase their power supplies by diversification of fuels while at the same time preventing costly LNG (liquid petroleum gas) transports.
A large new natural gas reservoir, the Shwe reservoir off the shore of Arakan, was explored in 2004 by Daewoo International, a Korean state-owned natural Gas Company that holds 70 per cent of the reservoir, the Korean ONGC in India holds 2o per cent and GAIL 10 per cent. Whilst natural gas is to be produced from the Shwe area and delivered to China, it is a controversial topic in India-China relationships and an impediment to Sino-Indian power-sharing.
Myanmar India has given India the chance to improve its natural-gas supply, but relationships with Bangladesh have come to a halt. By exploiting the impasse. From the Burmese deep-sea harbour of Kyaukpyu in the Bay of Bengal to Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan, a distance of more than 2,300 kilometres, China outperforms India by offering to build a billion-dollar China-Burma based China Burma offshore natural gas project.
Also China is planning an artisanal petroleum plant in Kumming. To a greater extent, the Burma-China pipeline will allow the transfer of African (including Sudan) and Middle Eastern (Iran, Saudi Arabia) hydrocarbons, irrespective of the dependency on the endangered choke point of the Malacca Straits. Myanmar will become China's "bridge" between Bangladesh and the western Chinese continent, regardless of Washington's possible steps to conquer the straits in the near term.