India expresses deep concern over coup in Myanmar 

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Aung San Suu Kyi (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): India today expressed deep concern on the developments in Myanmar saying it believes that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld.

This statement of India comes after Myanmar military staged a coup and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and several other civilian leaders, according to the reports.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement stated that it had noted the developments in Myanmar with deep concern.

“India has always been steadfast in its support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. We believe that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld,” it added.

The statement concluded that India is monitoring the situation closely.

Earlier on Monday, the Myanmar’s military declared a state of emergency in the country for one year, following the coup, where Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other senior officials have been detained.

The state power has been handed over to Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Min Aung Hlaing, while Myanmar’s first Vice-President Myint Swe will serve as the acting president of the country, the reports said.