India expresses concern over coup in Myanmar; monitoring state of affairs carefully

New Delhi, February 1

India on Monday expressed “deep concern” over the military coup in Myanmar and detention of the country’s top political leaders, saying it had always been steadfast in supporting the democratic transition in that country.

In its reaction, the Ministry of External Affairs said India is monitoring the situation closely.

“We have noted the developments in Myanmar with deep concern. India has always been steadfast in its support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar,” the MEA said.

“We believe that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld. We are monitoring the situation closely,” it said in a statement.

Myanmar’s military staged a coup on Monday and the country’s top leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained.

According to media reports, an announcer on Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV declared on Monday morning that the military had taken control of the country for one year.

Myanmar’s leader Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party had been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy (NLD) was quoted as saying in the media. PTI

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