Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the
Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing to facilitate
movement of people in the border areas of both the countries.
Agreement will facilitate regulation and harmonization of already existing free
movement rights for people ordinarily residing in the border areas of both
countries. It will also facilitate movement of people on the basis of valid
passports and visas which will enhance economic and social interaction between
the two countries.
Agreement is an enabling arrangement for movement of people across
India-Myanmar border. It is expected to provide connectivity and enhance
interaction of the people of North Eastern States of India with the people of
Agreement would give a boost to the economy of the North East and allow us to
leverage our geographical connections with Myanmar to boost trade and people to
The Agreement will safeguard the
traditional rights of the largely tribal communities residing along the border
which are accustomed to free movement across the land