Avoid unnecessary travel, Indian embassy in Myanmar issues advisory

WION Web Team
Yangon Published: Feb 02, 2021, 01:07 PM(IST)

Soldiers stand guard along a blockaded road near Myanmar's Parliament in Naypyidaw  Photograph:( AFP )

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The Indian embassy in Yangon added that Air India flight which was scheduled for February 4 on Yangon-New Delhi sector has now been rescheduled for February 11 due to "unavoidable reasons".

After the military takeover of Myanmar, the Indian embassy in Yangon in an advisory cautioned Indian citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the country.

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"In view of the recent developments in Myanmar, all Indian citizens are required to take due precautions and avoid unnecessary travel," it said.

The Indian embassy in Yangon added that Air India flight which was scheduled for February 4 on Yangon-New Delhi sector has now been rescheduled for February 11 due to "unavoidable reasons".

On Monday, Myanmar's military rulers had detained National League for Democracy(NLD) party leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders of the party including President Win Myint. 

The Myanmar army installed an ex-general as president and handed over "legislative, judicial and executive powers" to Army chief Min Aung Hlaing, a move which was criticised US President Joe Biden including other Western leaders.

The UN Security Council(UNSC) will meet on Tuesday to discuss the issue amid calls to release Suu Kyi.  

The Myanmar army accused the NLD of voter fraud in the election held in November last year as several political activists were detained on Monday.

The Biden administration threatened an immediate review of sanctions to be "followed by appropriate action" as the military once again took control of the country.
 

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