As India prepares to host the prestigious B20 Business Summit, ahead of the G20 summit in New Delhi in September, the role of Indian companies in funding and arming the Burmese military is receiving more attention, says Burma Campaign UK.
BCUK has added seven more Indian companies to the ‘Dirty List’ of international companies funding or arming the Burmese military or linked to human rights violations, reports Mizzima.
“Indian companies must stop arming and funding the Burmese military,” said Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK. “As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to host the G20 summit, he should be called out over his support for the Burmese military. By providing money, arms and diplomatic support to the Burmese military, Modi is making India complicit in violations of international law.”