The civil war in Myanmar is reaching too close to India’s borders to be safe

According to security personnel in the border states of Manipur and Mizoram, the civil war in Myanmar is reaching too close to the Indian border for safety and might aggravate the refugee issue.

The prospect that the ethnic armed groups fighting against and with the Myanmar government may obtain the spoils of war, namely advanced weapons provided by producers or acquired with global sponsorship, is a greater concern.

Local groups in Mizoram’s Champhai area had warned about the effects of a blast by the Myanmarese military “precariously near” the borderline in January. The ethnic armed groups battling the regime in Myanmar had their camps targeted by airstrikes.

On social media, pro-democracy organisations in Myanmar claimed that the civil war grew worse when martial law was enacted on February 2 in seven towns throughout Chin State.

Two anti-military insurgent organisations allied with the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar in exile, the Chin National Army and the Chin National Defense Force, have increased their attacks against Myanmar Army facilities.

The Chin State military conflict, from which more than 40,000 people have sought refuge in Mizoram and Manipur, has had the greatest impact on India. Officials in the two states’ border areas do not rule out the possibility of additional Chinese immigrants entering.

The “Kuki-Zomi” people of Manipur and the “Mizo” people of Mizoram are ancestors of the Chins. A deal for the halt of activities in Manipur covers at least 25 Kuki-Zomi extremist organisations, although they are reportedly in contact with their Myanmar equivalents.

Comparably, it has been stated that the “Valley-Based Insurgent Groups” (VBIGs) of Manipur, which were mostly created by the dominant Meitei people, are battling the resistance groups in Myanmar alongside the army. There are reports that the civil conflict claimed the lives of several members of these VBIGs.

Myanmar’s rebellion is being fully funded, according to a report by the International Crisis Group, an impartial organisation that works to prevent wars, published in December 2022. Organizations within the nation, diaspora groups, and the NUG are responsible for raising money.

In a report released in January, a different independent group called the Special Advisory Council on Myanmar claimed that businesses in 13 nations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia had been assisting the Myanmar military in producing weapons used in human rights violations. These nations include China, the United States, Singapore, Russia, France, Germany, and Japan.

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