India calls for peace, stability & democracy in Myanmar after Military Airstrike
New Delhi, April 13: On the ongoing military violence in Myanmar, India on Thursday said that "India reiterates its call for a return of peace, stability and democracy in Myanmar."
According to the media, the military Junta killed at least 133 people, including women and children, in an airstrike on a village in central Myanmar. In response, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated that as a neighbour and friend of the people of Myanmar, "We have repeatedly called for stopping of violence by all sides," and a peaceful resolution of all issues.
"We have seen disturbing reports of violence on April 11 in Kanbalu in the Sagaing region of Myanmar. India reiterates, its call for a return of peace, stability and democracy in Myanmar."
The military attack on Tuesday in Kanbalu township in the country's central Sagaing area is seen as one of the worst since the junta seized control in a coup two years ago.
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According to CNN, 50 people were injured during the strike. At least 20 children were killed.
Although no additional strikes have occurred, military jets have continued to fly over the town, preventing first responders and medical workers from reaching the attack site, according to CNN's Aung Myo Min.
The Sagaing region, near Mandalay, the country's second-largest city, has seen some of the toughest resistance to military control, with months of conflict.
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