Rishi Sunak did not even raise Indian arms sales to the Burmese military when he met Prime Minister Modi at the G20 summit, reports Mizzima.
Karin Valtersson, Campaigns Officer at Burma Campaign UK said: “Instead of human rights, Rishi Sunak appears to be prioritising economic opportunities, and India as a bulwark against China. However, with Modi becoming increasingly authoritarian domestically, and supporting brutal regimes internationally, it seems like a flawed approach to be subservient to Modi at the expense of the people of Burma, who want a genuine democracy and to be free of tyranny.
“The Foreign Secretary stated that engaging with China ‘doesn’t mean that we shy away from the tough conversations. It’s about voicing our concerns directly – face to face.’ When Rishi Sunak met with Modi face to face, he didn’t voice concerns directly, instead he did shy away.”