Indian foreign Minister Prahab Mukheyee was asked in Thailand how India could continue having dealings with the brutal regime of Myanmar. A group of military leaders overthrew the elected civilian government and have ruled in a ruthless manner for over forty years. Mukheyee responded:”The cardinal principle of our foreign policy is non-interference in the domestic affairs of any country.” He said each nation’s citizens have a right to determine their government.
The problem, of course, is that the Burmese people elected a civilian government and the military refused to allow it to assume power. So, how do people run their country if the military won’t let them?