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India's supply of arms to Myanmar's military violation of In'l humanitarian law: UN
May 20, 2023

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A United Nations report has revealed that the Indian government-owned companies and private firms in have supplied $51 million worth of arms to the military junta in Myanmar following its takeover in February 2021.

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, said that 22 India-based unique suppliers shipped arms, dual-use items, manufacturing equipment and raw materials to the Myanmar military.

The report said that India's continued supply of materials to Myanmar could be considered a violation of customary international law and international humanitarian law.

Since the illegal military coup, the junta has killed at least 3,500 civilians, detained at least 22,000 political prisoners and forcibly displaced over 15 lakh citizens.