Burma Monks Massacred; Burma-China-India Triangle &
London, UK - 01 October 2007, 17:11 GMT
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Hla Win, 42, former chief of military intelligence in Rangoon's northern region,
claims thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed
monks have been dumped in the jungle according to sources. After defecting
from the military junta and fleeing to the Thai border, he said, "Many
more people have been killed in recent days than you've heard about. The bodies
can be counted in several thousand." The mass-murder details emerged
as Burma's military leader -- Senior General Than Shwe -- continued to snub
the United Nation's peace envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, who is in Rangoon (Yangon)
on a mission to convey the world's outrage to the government of Burma.
We are grateful to:
. Ashutosh Sheshabalaya, CEO, India-Advisory, from Brussels, European Union,
and Bassilly, Belgium, for "Burma-China-India Triangle and Soft Power;"
. The Rt Hon Lord Jenkin of Roding, Chairman, Foundation for Science &
Technology, from The Palace of Westminster, London, UK, for "Persuading
China over Burma;"
. Andrew Leung, CEO, AL International, London, UK, and frequent visitor to
China for "China's Burmese chessboard;"
. Dr Harsh Pant, Department of Defence Studies, King's College, London, UK,
for "South Asia's Emerging Democracy Deficit
and the Role of India and China;"
. His Excellency Martin Morland, Former British Ambassador to Burma, London,
UK, for "Alice in Wonderland Nature of Burma
and the Mobile Camera;"
in response to the ATCA Research and Analysis Wing submission "Burma
in Biggest Uprising in 20 Years: The China Black Swan."
Dear DK and Colleagues
Re: Burma-China-India Triangle and Soft Power
The Burma-China-India triangle is especially interesting. India, alongside
the US and three other Asian democracies, Japan, Australia and Singapore,
has been conducting extensive naval and naval-air exercises not far from the
Burmese coast and China's base in Cocos.
Ashutosh Sheshabalaya is the author of 'Rising Elephant', which is a heavily-researched
bestseller about India's rise and long-term opportunity and challenge to the
West, published in the US, India and Europe. Described as a "tour de
force" by the Director of UBS bank's Wolfsberg think-tank and as "highly
provocative" by former Indian Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, 'Rising
Elephant' has been reviewed worldwide. He has worked in Brussels as an accredited
foreign correspondent, in public affairs (for the European Federation of Pharmaceutical
Industries), and as a strategic consultant -- both for private corporations
as well as the European Commission, Invest in Sweden Agency and others. In
total, he has led research projects for over 65 studies covering a wide range
of industries. Now heading Belgium-based India-Advisory, he is a frequent
speaker at conferences and seminars in Europe, India and the US, author of
the 'Eye on the Tigers' column for E!Sharp, published by EU think-tank The
Centre, and an occasional contributor to Yale University's Center for Globalisation
and Washington's Globalist. A winner of the all-India National Science Talent
Scholarship and the Wien International Scholarship, he studied at a leading
Indian engineering institution, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science,
and at Brandeis University in the US. Mr Sheshabalaya is married to a Belgian
and is part of New and Old India. His parents were both university Vice Chancellors,
and his family includes an Industry Minister in the Nehru government, a Commissioner
in British India and representative of the Tata industrial group, one of India's
first women legislators, senior military officers, diplomats and seven members
of the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
We look forward to your further thoughts, observations and views. Thank
For and on behalf of DK Matai, Chairman, Asymmetric Threats Contingency
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