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President Kalam connects with Myanmar

President A P J Abdul Kalam is in Myanmar for a three-day visit. He landed on March 8 and received a ceremonial welcome.

This is the first visit by an Indian head of state to the erstwhile Burma since 1987.

The President, while embarking on his visit, described Myanmar as a close friend and neighbour, adding that India was not only looking at restoring the Silk Route via Myanmar to China but also working on a continental train link from Delhi to Hanoi in Vietnam via Myanmar.

Image: Dr Kalam accompanied by Sr Gen Than Shwe inspecting a Guard of Honour at the Ceremonial Hall in Yagon.

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Photograph, courtsey: Rashtrapati Bhavan

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