Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they march in front of the US embassy during a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 10. People have continued to rally across the country despite orders banning mass gatherings and reports of increasing use of force by police against anti-coup protesters. Photo: EPA-EFE Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they march in front of the US embassy during a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 10. People have continued to rally across the country despite orders banning mass gatherings and reports of increasing use of force by police against anti-coup protesters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they march in front of the US embassy during a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 10. People have continued to rally across the country despite orders banning mass gatherings and reports of increasing use of force by police against anti-coup protesters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mohamed Zeeshan
Opinion

Opinion

Mohamed Zeeshan

Myanmar coup a chance for India to champion a new global agenda

  • New Delhi’s inconsistency in its foreign policy has alienated neighbours, with China becoming the default option for counterbalancing India’s regional primacy
  • The lack of advocates for proactive state-building gives India a chance to lead this new agenda and solidify its global standing

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they march in front of the US embassy during a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 10. People have continued to rally across the country despite orders banning mass gatherings and reports of increasing use of force by police against anti-coup protesters. Photo: EPA-EFE Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they march in front of the US embassy during a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 10. People have continued to rally across the country despite orders banning mass gatherings and reports of increasing use of force by police against anti-coup protesters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they march in front of the US embassy during a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 10. People have continued to rally across the country despite orders banning mass gatherings and reports of increasing use of force by police against anti-coup protesters. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Mohamed Zeeshan

Mohamed Zeeshan

Mohamed Zeeshan is editor-in-chief of Freedom Gazette and a writer for The Diplomat. He has previously served as an adviser to the Indian delegation to the United Nations in New York.