The assurance came during a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Myanmar President U Thein Sein on the margins of the two-day BIMSTEC Summit that began in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.

India shares a 1,643-km-long land boundary with Myanmar and an equally long water border with the Asian nation.

"The President (Sein) said our soil will not be allowed for people, who are inimical to India’s interest,” India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said after the meeting between the top leadership.

Khurshid also said Myanmar being a country with which India shares borders with no disputes, the establishment here does not see the areas around the common borders as a priority area for large deployment of forces.

Khurshid also went on to spell out a host of issues in which India is helping Myanmar, including the USD one million assistance for people affected by the recent violence against a minority community in the country.

Manmohan Singh is in Nay Pyi Taw till Tuesday evening for the BIMSTEC Summit comprising the leaderships of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.


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