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Aung San Suu Kyi appeals to India

“I am saddened with India. I would like to have thought that India would be standing behind us. That it would have followed in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.”

The Indian Express spoke to Myanmar’s opposition icon in her first interview to an Indian news organisation.

Having initially supported Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, New Delhi shifted its strategy in the early 1990s to court the military regime, Reuters reports.

Suu Kyi’s comments follow similar remarks last month from US President Barack Obama who, noting that states with global aspirations should not remain silent and ignore "gross violations" in other countries, called on India to also "speak for those who cannot do so for themselves".