The ongoing political crisis in Burma is putting India in a difficult position. Delhi wants to cozy up to the junta to counter China’s influence in the country. But the world’s biggest democracy cannot be seen to support a restriction on pro-democracy activists.
When the ongoing confrontation between the military junta and pro-democracy protestors began in Burma, the international community was quick to appeal to the country’s rulers to exercise restraint and carry out political reforms. But conspicuously missing from the voices supporting the democracy movement was that of the world’s biggest democracy: India.